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(REF S1629) Science and SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
September 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
The SDG 16 is a universal and urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels by 2030. The goal, being adopted in 2015 is a follow-up of the partially achieved millennium goals.
Among others, this goal includes the reduction of all forms of violence and related death rates, the end of abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children, the promotion of the rule of law, reduction of illicit financial and arms flows, reduction of corruption and the achievement of responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels. The creativity, know-how, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve the SDG 16 in every context.