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SDG 16 Measurement and Monitoring

 

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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 on Peace, Justice and Inclusion breaks new ground in development thinking. Not only is it the first time that these issues are being addressed in a dedicated global development goal with detailed targets. The Thematic Review of SDG 16 at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2019 also recognized that Peace, Justice and Inclusive Institutions work as enablers for the entire 2030 Agenda.  Despite some efforts for accelerating progress on SDG 16, the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 notes that there is still some way to go before realizing peaceful, just and inclusive societies worldwide.

SDG 16 is measured by 12 global targets with 24 associated indicators which were agreed by UN Member States in the UN Statistical Commission. Together, they show progress, or lack thereof, on Peace, Justice and Inclusion.

Peace – Although some countries reported positive progress for reaching higher levels of peaceful societies, the world at large is experiencing a negative trend with further tensions and societal insecurities, as well as escalating conflicts with an ever-expanding refugee crisis as a result. Some of the global indicators relating to the Peace dimension are:

Justice – Access to fair justice systems is an inherent human right, yet victims of violations do experience unjust treatments and unresolved prosecution processes.

Inclusion – Transparent, accountable and inclusive public institutions serve as the cornerstones for the state to provide the citizens their basic human rights. Birth registration counts as one of the most intrinsic right which in many countries is far from being realized for the whole population, neglecting marginalized people which fail to endorse the principles of leaving no one behind. One global indicator relating to the Inclusion dimension is:

UNDP is a “custodian agency” for several global SDG 16 indicators under targets 16.3, 16.6 & 16.7. This means UNDP has a special responsibility to support countries to report on them at the global level.

UNDP also supports countries to monitor progress on SDG 16 and to produce governance statistics more broadly at the country level, through various initiatives.

SDG 16 Hub - The UNDP OGC is managing a one - stop practitioner driven portal on SDG16 called the SDG16 Hub. This portal is intended for anyone interested in getting knowledge and information on SDG16 as well to engage with others. It is available at: www.sdg16hub.org  

UNDP is a “custodian agency” for five SDG 16 indicators under targets 16.3, 16.6 and 16.7. This means UNDP has helped to find ways to measure these indicators and now supports countries to report on them at the global level.

UNDP also supports countries to monitor progress on SDG 16 and to produce governance statistics more broadly at the country level, through various initiatives.

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