Goal 16 | Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

What should be achieved?

  1. Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.
  2. End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.
  3. Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.
  4. By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime.
  5. Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.
  6. Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.
  7. Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.
  8. Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.
  9. By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.
  10. Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.

How should the goal be achieved?

  1. 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.
  2. Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.

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Goal 1 No povertyGoal 2 Zero hungerGoal 3 Good health and well beingGoal 4 Quality educationGoal 5 Gender equalityGoal 6 Clean water and sanitationGoal 7 Affordable and clean energyGoal 8 Decent work and economic growthGoal 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructureGoal 11 Sustainable cities and communitiesGoal 12 Responsible consumption and productionGoal 13 Climate actionGoal 14 Life below waterGoal 15 Life on landGoal 16 Peace, justice and strong institutionsGoal 17 Partnerships for the goalsThe global goals for sustainable development