The Pathfinders’ Task Force on Justice estimates that a total of 5.1 billion people – two-thirds of the world’s population – lack meaningful access to justice, comprising the global “justice gap”.
We need a shift towards putting people at the center of justice systems, services, and policies.
SDG indicator 16.3.3 links sustainable and inclusive development to the justice problems people experience in everyday life, related to health, housing, one’s family, employment, or basic services.
In July 2021, 44 countries will present Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the UN’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). This is an opportunity to report national progress towards the SDGs, with SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions) front and center.
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