#SDG16Now Campaign

Unite for Peaceful, Just & Inclusive Societies

#SDG16Now is a global civil society campaign to support accelerated action towards SDG16+ around peaceful, just and inclusive societies. At the halfway point to the 2030 delivery date for the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, governments and the international community must seize upcoming opportunities (including the Summit of the Future, World Social Summit and Financing for Development Conference) to reinvigorate commitments and financing for SDG16+, to bring progress towards the SDGs back on track.

Act Now for SDG16+! Agissez maintenant pour l'ODD 16+! ¡Actúa ya por el ODS16+! Действуйте сейчас для SDG16+! 现在就为SDG16+采取行动! اعمل الآن من أجل SDG16 +!
Act Now for SDG16+! Agissez maintenant pour l'ODD 16+! ¡Actúa ya por el ODS16+! Действуйте сейчас для SDG16+! 现在就为SDG16+采取行动! اعمل الآن من أجل SDG16 +!

Why SDG16+?

The world faces a convergence of global crises around good governance, armed conflict and impunity for human rights violations. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which commits states to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity- recognizes that there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development. 

Goal 16 of the SDGs (SDG16+) represents the world’s most ambitious plan to address conflict, corruption and closing civic space through fostering more peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

Why the #SDG16Now Campaign?

Overall, the global community is behind schedule on achieving the SDG’s ambitious targets, including SDG16+. The world faces the pressing reality that, in many countries and communities, progress towards sustainable development is backsliding.  The #SDG16Now Campaign provides a crucial platform for a broad range of SDG16+ stakeholders to advocate for renewed commitments, increased resourcing and civil society space to advance SDG16+. Bringing together a host of experts and organizations leading across the SDG16 landscape, the #SDG16Now Campaign demonstrates the leadership role of civil society. 

What We’re Calling For

Mobilize Transformative Commitments for SDG16+

Governments and all stakeholders must make specific and transformative commitments to advancing SDG16+ and ensure follow-up and accountability to these commitments #Commitments4SDG16Now

Strengthen and Catalyze Robust Financing for SDG16+

Governments, International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and donors must scale up investments in SDG16+ at all levels, including through additional support for civil society and grassroots communities

Recognize and Harness the Indispensable Role of Civil Society for SDG16+’

Civil society must be recognized as a critical component in advancing SDG16+ and the 2030 Agenda at all levels, including through robust participation and engagement at all levels of governance.

Campaign Objectives

Whether you are a civil society organization, state, UN agency, business or philanthropic group the #SDG16Now Campaign presents various options to help realize the development and human rights aspirations enshrined in SDG16+. Explore the below opportunities to advocate, connect and mobilize for transformative commitments and renewed resourcing for SDG16+.


To mobilize civil society and all stakeholders to publicly call for transformative action on SDG16+

2. Advocate

To advocate for governments to commit to accelerated action and additional
resourcing to realize SDG 16+ at all levels

3. Connect

To connect civil society to key global processes and national stakeholders, and showcase the leadership role of civil society in advancing SDG16

Campaign Priorities


Justice & Rule of Law

Inclusion, Civic Space & Human Rights

Institutions & Accountability

Interlinkages & Financing

Join the #SDG16Now Campaign Community

Join a growing community of partners engaging in activities to advance SDG16+

Showcase your work for SDG16+

All around the world, people are taking a leadership role in acting for #SDG16Now. Show your commitment by telling us what you’re doing in your community to foster more peaceful, just and inclusive societies to become a part of the action!

Campaign Partners

The #SDG16Now Campaign includes a wide range of civil society partners from around the world working to advance SDG16+.

TAP Network

The Transparency, Accountability, and Participation (TAP) Network is a broad international coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) working together to advance SDG16+ to promote peace, justice, and inclusive societies, and to help enhance accountability for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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