Goal 16: Peace, Justice and strong Institutions

General information


Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels;


Target 16.1

Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere;

  • Number of victims of intentional homicide No review
  • Prevention of conflict-related deaths largely archived
  • Physical and sexual violence against women No review
  • Problems with crime, vandalism or violence in the neighborhood Significant positive

Target 16.2

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

  • Proportion of children who experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression Data gap
  • Number of victims of human trafficking No review
  • Young women and men aged 18–29 years who experienced sexual violence by age 18 Data gap

Target 16.3

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

  • victims of violence who reported their victimization, as share of all victims of violence Data gap
  • Share of non-convicts in all incarcerated persons No review

Target 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;

  • Total value of inward and outward illicit financial flows Data gap
  • Seized, found or surrendered arms with illicit origin Data gap

Target 16.5

Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms;

  • Reduction of corruption and bribery of public authorities by private persons largely archived
  • Businesses that paid a bribe to a public official Data gap

Target 16.6

Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels;

  • Primary government expenditures as a proportion of original approved budget Data gap
  • Trust in the political system No review

Target 16.7

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

  • Population who believe decision-making is inclusive and responsive Data gap

Target 16.8

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

  • Members and voting rights of developing countries in international organizations No review

Target 16.9

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

  • Establishment of birth registration largely archived

Target 16.10

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

  • Prevention of killing, kidnapping, arbitrary detention and torture of journalists, associated media personnel, trade unionists and human rights advocates largely archived
  • Number of countries that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information No review