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16 Plus Forum

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful & inclusive societies

About the Platform

In April 2016, The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) launched the 16+ Forum, a platform committed to SDG 16+ and to showcasing what it means to advance peaceful, just and inclusive societies in policy and practice at all levels and for a wide community of stakeholders–governments, civil society, the UN, regional and international organizations, academia, private sector and media.

As the core of the 2030 Agenda’s Peaceful, Just and Inclusive pillar, SDG 16+ offers a catalytic opportunity to fully realize the 2030 Agenda, as an integrated and mutually-reinforcing whole focused on advancing government accountability, building trust, and sustaining peace.

Through its gatherings, events and publications, the 16+ Forum facilitates dialogue and exchange, capturing lessons learned while convening a variety of stakeholders to advance meaningful and universal implementation of SDG 16+ and our collective efforts to ensure that no one is left behind.

  • A platform dedicated to SDG16+
  • SDG 16 as a link across the 2030 Agenda
  • Events, publications, conferences, and more

Previous Showcases

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Díli, Timor-Leste – 2019

Inclusion and Reconciliation

With over 250 participants from more than 45 countries, the 2019 16+ Forum Showcase in Díli, Timor-Leste offered a variety of experiences in SDG 16+ implementation.

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Freetown, Sierra Leone – 2018

Peaceful Societies

Bringing together over 180 participants from 35 countries, the 16+ Forum Annual Showcase in Freetown, Sierra Leone provided a space for governments, civil society, the UN, academia, and the private sector to share in their experience and aspirations in advancing SDG 16+ across countries and contexts.

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Tbilisi, Georgia – 2017

Justice and the Rule of Law

Bringing together over 150 participants from 27 countries, the 16+ Forum’s inaugural Showcase in Tbilisi, Georgia set out to demonstrate what advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies can, and has, meant across countries and contexts.

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