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

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Targets

  • End violence in the world and deaths related to it.
  • End the abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence and torture against children.
  • Ensure that everyone has equal access to justice in their country or internationally..
  • Combat crime and corruption in any form.
  • Ensure citizens are consulted and their governments make decisions with the interest of children and adults in mind. For example, children and young people must be consulted before
    a legal law that affects their lives is signed.
  • Ensure all children are given an identity including birth registration.
  • Ensure all people have free access to information.
  • Strengthen institutions to prevent violence, terrorism and crime.

"Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice."

Robert F. Kennedy