SDG 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions

SDG 16 peace, justice and strong institutions

Goal 16 aims to foster peaceful and inclusive societies, ensure justice for all, and establish effective, transparent, and inclusive institutions at every level. It seeks to create an environment where people, regardless of their ethnicity, faith, or sexual orientation, can live free from fear and feel safe in their daily lives, free from violence.

Griffith University is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to tackling global challenges around SDG 16 peace, justice and strong institutions. Below are some of our outputs supporting this goal.

WHO and COVID-19: Stress testing the boundary of science and politics

Specialised agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) stress the importance of impartiality and independence to secure state compliance and support for their institutional mandate. Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 15 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Air Vanuatu goes into liquidation After weeks of speculation and year if not decades of financial woe, Air Vanuatu is… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 1 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High Court judge removed in Kiribati The Parliament in Kiribati has voted to remove David Lambourne as a judge of… Read More

Engaging China for sustainability in Asia: Collaboration, competition, or choppy waters

CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL, CHEN GANG AND LILI MI |   45 MINUTE READ DOWNLOAD PDF Introduction China’s economic, political, and military rise… Read More

Transitional justice at the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal: Challenging legitimacy, credibility, and effectiveness

RENÉE JEFFERY | In the wake of conflict and upheaval, the establishment of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) often symbolises a commitment to… Read More

Hidden wars: Gendered political violence in Asia’s civil conflicts

SARA E DAVIES AND JACQUI TRUE | Introducing “Hidden Wars: Gendered Political Violence in Asia’s Civil Conflicts” by Sara E Davies and Jacqui… Read More

Development outlook: Exploring the opportunities of Southeast Asia

ANDREA HAEFNER AND SOVINDA PO | Download PDF Introduction Southeast Asia stands at the crossroads of geopolitical, economic, and cultural significance,… Read More

Building capacity: Climate-resilient development and gender-inclusive entrepreneurship in Mongolia

Download PDF ROB HALES, DHARA SHAH, TAPAN SARKER, JARGALMAA GANZORIG, DAGIISUREN UUGANBAATAR, BATKHUU BUD AND BOLOR BOLD  | 15 MINUTE READ |  … Read More

Some thoughts on the proposed Vanuatu party laws

JON FRAENKEL |     In Vanuatu’s 29th May 2024 referendum, eligible citizens will be asked to approve two constitutional amendments. The first is aimed… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 3 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Proposed changes to voting in Samoa In Samoa, recent changes to the voting regulations have prompted concerns from the… Read More


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