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Goal 16 : Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Why does this goal matter?

People need to feel safe within their society irrespective of sex, racial or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief, and whichever walk of life they come from. Weak institutions and limited access to justice threaten sustainability, as crime, corruption and discrimination lead to the disruption of peaceful societies and violation of human rights. Thus, ensuring access to justice and building effective and accountable institutions will contribute to socioeconomic growth and development.

What are this goal’s targets?

REDUCE MATERNAL MORTALITY

Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

FIGHT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

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

REDUCE MORTALITY FROM NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH

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

PREVENT AND TREAT SUBSTANCE ABUSE

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

REDUCE ROAD INJURIES AND DEATHS

Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE CARE, FAMILY PLANNING

Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

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

REDUCE ILLNESSES AND DEATH FROM HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND POLLUTION

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

IMPLEMENT THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL

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

END ALL PREVENTABLE DEATHS UNDER 5 YEARS OF AGE

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

INCREASE HEALTH FINANCING AND SUPPORT HEALTH WORKFORCE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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

IMPLEMENT THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL

Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

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Triq Galanton Vassallo,
Santa Venera, Malta 

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