Without the existence of peace and justice, nations cannot prosper. These are the fundamental building blocks to provide harmony and equality in and amongst nations; however, without accountability within institutions to promote justice, how can we truly be at peace?

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Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

A World of Good


“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.”

– United Nations

The following facts can be found on the official website of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

It's time to face them.

These Are The Facts

Plagued with Corruption

Among the institutions most affected by corruption are the judiciary and police.

$1.26 trillion

Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost some US $1.26 trillion to developing countries per year; this amount of money could be used to lift those who are living on less than $1.25 a day above $1.25 for at least six years.

28.5 million school children

Approx. 28.5 million primary school age who are out of school live in conflict-affected areas.

Law of the Land

The rules of law and development have a significant interrelation and are mutually reinforcing, making it essential for sustainable development at the national and international levels.



By 2030

This Sustainable Development Goal strives to significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere, starting by ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children. It strives to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all. It hopes to significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime.

Stop Wishing. Start Doing.

Here's How To Help

01. Start with Yourself

Start with making a personal commitment to nonviolence, and work at being an effective mediator and communicator so you can help those around you solve their differences in a non-violent manner. Work on self-control and calming methods.

02. Be Kind

Be kind to animals and those less fortunate than yourself. Teach children how to be gentle and kind to the vulnerable- homeless, disabled individuals, seniors, or anyone else that appears different to a child.

03. Take a Stand

Speak out against harassment, prejudice, discrimination, and bullying. Cultivate compassion, both within yourself and for those around you. Surround yourself with people with similar ideals and values for peace. You may be surprised how much stress you relieve in your life!

04. Learn About Human Trafficking

Educate yourself and those around you on human trafficking; how to avoid being a victim as well as recognizing dangerous situations. Discover how you can get involved in ending human slavery.

05. Get Involved in Your Local City

As difficult as human trafficking is to face, many cities have task
forces specifically for dealing with girls picked up from human slavery rings. Find out how you can get involved to help these women and children.

06. Avoid Threatening Situations

Be aware that potential offenders often frequent the locations where teens or young children are located, and can be men, women, children and teens themselves. Be careful when posting pictures of children online or on social platforms, especially with sensitive information about where the child will be.

07. Maintain the Peace

If you own a gun, make sure to be diligent that your ownership is legal and you have done all the necessary safety precautions. Get to know your neighbors to promote a sense of comradery and help minimize potential crimes and misunderstandings within a community.



There are many ways to get involved in promoting peace, justice, and strong institutions. By committing to do your part, you take the first step in making a world of difference.

We're in this together.


United Nations Human Rights: office of the high commissioner
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Peacekeeping
United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee

Photography Credits by Order on Page:

UNIFIL Commemorates International Day of Peace – UN Photo by Pasqual Gorriz

Secretary-General Visits Eritrea – UN Photo

International Court of Justice – UN Photo by Pernaca Sudhakaran