SDG 16 Global Alliance

The Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

The Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies is a multi-stakeholder initiative and institutional innovation within the international system: it is a coordinating platform for Member States, private sector and civil society organisations (CSOs) to work together for peace, justice, and strong institutions. The Alliance is operated by 7 member states, 3 CSOs, and 3 businesses. Its work is supported by a Secretariat co-facilitated by UNDP, UNODC, UNESCO, UNHCR, OHCHR, UN Women and UN Global Compact a UN Advisory Group composed of 10 UN Agencies, and a large and growing number of partners from other governments, CSOs and businesses around the world.

The Alliance uses the reporting framework of the 2030 Agenda as a ‘hook’ to drive the evidence-based and multi-stakeholder action necessary for progress on the SDGs. The data needed to report on progress on SDG 16 – the peace, justice and strong institutions that underpin all the SDGs – is located in the various parts of government, civil society, private sector and international institutions. The Alliance help governments to conduct the participatory planning, monitoring and reporting which pulls all of this data together – enabling the evidence-based policy, and the joint action needed for transformative change.

The UN General Assembly was explicit: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can only be achieved if government, civil society and private sector unite, and are supported by a UN and international system that works together to help them to achieve the goals they set. The Global Alliance is the international system’s only multi-stakeholder platform for joint decision-making and action at the global and national level.