Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Compassion and a strong moral compass is essential to every democratic society. Yet, persecution, injustice and abuse still runs rampant and is tearing at the very fabric of civilization. We must ensure that we have strong institutions, global standards of justice, and a commitment to peace everywhere.

Goals and targets (from the 2030 Agenda)



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

16.1.1 Number of victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 population, by sex and age 16.1.2 Conflict-related deaths per 100,000 population, by sex, age and cause 16.1.3 Proportion of population subjected to physical, psychological or sexual violence in the previous 12 months 16.1.4 Proportion of population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live


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

16.2.1 Proportion of children aged 1-17 years who experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers in the past month 


16.2.2 Number of victims of human trafficking per 100,000 population, by sex, age and form of exploitation


16.2.3 Proportion of young women and men aged 18-29 years who experienced sexual violence by age 18



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


16.3.1 Proportion of victims of violence in the previous 12 months who reported their victimization to competent authorities or other officially recognized conflict resolution mechanisms


16.3.2 Unsentenced detainees as a proportion of overall prison population


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

16.4.1 Total value of inward and outward illicit financial flows (in current United States dollars)


16.4.2 Proportion of seized small arms and light weapons that are recorded and traced, in accordance with international standards and legal instruments


16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms


16.5.1 Proportion of persons who had at least one contact with a public official and who paid a bribe to a public official, or were asked for a bribe by those public officials, during the previous 12 months


16.5.2 Proportion of businesses that had at least one contact with a public official and that paid a bribe to a public official, or were asked for a bribe by those public officials during the previous 12 months


16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels


16.6.1 Primary government expenditures as a proportion of original approved budget, by sector (or by budget codes or similar)


16.6.2 Proportion of the population satisfied with their last experience of public services


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

16.7.1 Proportions of positions (by sex, age, persons with disabilities and population groups) in public institutions (national and local legislatures, public service, and judiciary) compared to national distributions


16.7.2 Proportion of population who believe decisionmaking is inclusive and responsive, by sex, age, disability and population group


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


16.8.1 Proportion of members and voting rights of developing countries in international organizations

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


16.9.1 Proportion of children under 5 years of age whose births have been registered with a civil authority, by age


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


16.10.1 Number of verified cases of killing, kidnapping, enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention and torture of journalists, associated media personnel, trade unionists and human rights advocates in the previous 12 months


16.10.2 Number of countries that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information


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.a.1 Existence of independent national human rights institutions in compliance with the Paris Principles

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


16.b.1 Proportion of population reporting having personally felt discriminated against or harassed in the previous 12 months on the basis of a ground of discrimination prohibited under international human rights law



Goal 16 Philippine Indicators

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13 June 2019