Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

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Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

Targets for goal 16:

16.1: Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere 

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

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

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

16.5: Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms 

16.6: Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels 

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

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

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

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

16.a: 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 

16.b: Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development