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Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Target 16.1: Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
  • Indicator 16.1.1: Number of victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 population, by sex and age
Target 16.2: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children
  • Indicator 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
  • Indicator 16.2.2: Number of victims of human trafficking per 100,000 population, by sex, age and form of exploitation
  • Indicator 16.2.3: Proportion of young women and men aged 18‑29 years who experienced sexual violence by age 18
Target 16.3: Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
  • Indicator 16.3.2: Unsentenced detainees as a proportion of overall prison population
Target 16.5: Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
  • Indicator 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
Target 16.8: Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance
  • Indicator 16.8.1: Proportion of members and voting rights of developing countries in international organizations
Target 16.9: By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration
  • Indicator 16.9.1: Proportion of children under 5 years of age whose births have been registered with a civil authority, by age
Target 16.10: Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements
  • Indicator 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
  • Indicator 16.10.2: Number of countries that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information
Target 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
  • Indicator 16.a.1: Existence of independent national human rights institutions in compliance with the Paris Principles