#16: Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions
We are witnessing a world that is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy peace, security and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. Armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth, and often resulting in grievances that last for generations.
EUTEC is dedicated to making a positive impact in the world with the support for and from responsible and advanced technology forces. We believe sustainable development shall be built upon peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law. We want to raise the awareness again on UNSDG Goal 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions.
A divided world is not inevitable if we make undivided efforts to address it!
Here are some facts (Source: United Nations) and figures:
By the end of 2017, 68.5 million people had been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.
There are at least 10 million stateless people who have been denied nationality and its related rights.
Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost developing countries US$1.26 trillion per year.
49 countries lack laws protecting women from domestic violence.
In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30 percent of seats in at least one chamber of national parliament.
1 billion people are legally ‘invisible’ because they cannot prove who they are. This includes an estimated 625 million children under 14 whose births were never registered.