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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Making Strides Towards Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions 

Making Strides Towards Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions 




As we strive for a more equitable world, it's essential to acknowledge the remarkable progress toward SDG 16. According to the United Nations, [source: UN Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021], significant advancements have been made:



Reducing Violence: 


Homicide rates declined by 7% globally from 2010 to 2019. This demonstrates commendable efforts in creating safer communities. [source: UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)]



Access to Justice:


Around the world, 5.1 billion people now have laws and regulations that promote gender equality, up from 4.1 billion in 2014. Empowering women and ensuring their rights is crucial for a fairer society. [source: World Bank]



Transparency and Accountability:


The implementation of access-to-information laws in 119 countries demonstrates a commitment to transparency and good governance. [source: UNESCO]



While progress is evident, challenges persist. To accelerate advancements, collaborative efforts from governments, organizations, and individuals are imperative.



Let's continue to advocate for peace, equality, and inclusive institutions to realize a more just and sustainable world for all.



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