SDG #16: Peace and Justice

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#16 Peace and Justice

Aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels. It holds that development is best possible in the presence of peaceful and non-violent societies. This means…

  • Ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking, illicit financial and illegal arms flows, corruption, and bribery
  • Strengthening representation of developing countries in global governance
  • Developing effective, accountable, and transparent institutions at all levels

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Targets under this goal include:


Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere


End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children


Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all


By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime


Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms


Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels


Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels


Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance


By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration


Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements


Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime


Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

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