16. Peace, justice and strong public services

16. Peace, justice and strong public services

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, ensure access to justice for all and create effective, accountable and open institutions at all levels.

Within the Millennium Development Goals there was hardly any attention to it, but now almost everyone agrees that without it, peace, security and justice are almost impossible to achieve development. Corruption, theft and tax evasion costs developing countries $1.26 billion a year. Money that could well be used to fight poverty or to send children to school. And half of elementary school students in conflict zones leave school without a diploma. Peace, security and justice create development, and vice versa. They reinforce each other.

Violence and corruption

Violence in the world must be significantly reduced by 2030. And violence against children must end. Children still face exploitation, abuse and human trafficking every day. Corruption must be reduced, as must the illegal arms trade.

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In addition, legal systems must be strengthened and improved, nationally and internationally. Information must become more transparent and fundamental freedoms such as freedom of expression must be better protected.

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