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Friday 22 March 2019

Linking peace, justice and development through good governance in SDG16

The 2030 Agenda acknowledges the central role of effective, accountable and transparent institutions in contributing to peace, justice as well as violence prevention in the context of sustainable development. 

National security sectors that are both effective and accountable within a framework of democratic control, rule of law and respect of human rights are a core element of achieving the ambitions of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 and related targets (Agenda 16+).

Central to this provision of safety and justice are the principles of good governance, whereby states need to ensure that public and national security is provided in
an effective, accountable and transparent manner, and that the institutions providing public and national security are responsive, inclusive, participatory and

These good governance principles are captured in SDG targets 16.6 and 16.7. Furthermore, SDG target 16.A calls to strengthen national institutions, in
particular national human rights institutions (NHRIs), to prevent violence, combat terrorism and inhibit crime. Based on the work of DCAF’s long-term support to
NHRIs, this session will focus on the role NHRIs play in supporting states to reach SDG targets 16.6 and 16.7.

Le Centre International de Conférence Genève (CICG)
Room 15

Friday 22 March
08.30 – 09.45

R.S.V.P. by Wednesday 20 March to

Co-hosted by:

Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)