16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
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
Peace, transparency, accountability and the rule of law are essential to the achievement of sustainable development. The primary targets of Goal 16 include ensuring equal access to justice for all; inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making; ensuring public access to information; developing effective, accountable and transparent institutions and enforcing non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.