Sustainable Development Goal

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Goal 16 Targets

16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

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

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

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

16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

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

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

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

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

16.A 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

16.B Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development

SourceUN Sustainable Development


International Organization for Migration
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations Children’s Fund
World Food Programme
World Health Organization

Implementing partners

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)
Government of Lesotho
Ministry of Health (MoH)
Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation (MoGYSR)
Ministry of Justice, Human Rights & Correctional Services (MoJHRCS)
Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs (MoLG&CA)
Christian Health Association of Lesotho (CHAL)
Lesotho Red Cross (LRC)
Women and Law Southern Africa (WLSA)

Investing Partners

Joint Work Plan Budget

Our work on Peace and Justice Strong Institutions is linked to these other Sustainable Development Goals: