Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)

Peace Justice and Strong Institutions

Focal Person for SDG-16

Ms. Rabia Asif

Assistant Professor,

Department of Management Science,

LCWU, Lahore 

Ms. Rabia Asif is doing PhD from COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus. She has completed her MS (Management Sciences) from COMSATS University, Lahore Campus in 2011. Currently, she is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Sciences, LCWU. Before she has assigned the task to look after the affairs of the Department of Management Sciences, LCWU for a period of more than four years from June 2016 to July 2020. Under her visionary leadership, the department has achieved academic and research milestone that have not been previously addressed.

As a focal person, I have been assigned to work on SDG-16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Description of SDG-16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Sustainable Development Goal-16 is about "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions." One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015, the official wording is: "Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels". The Goal has 12 targets to be achieved by 2030. Progress towards targets will be measured by 23 indicators.

The goal has ten "outcome targets": Reduce violence; protect children from abuse, exploitation, trafficking and violence; promote the rule of law and ensure equal access to justice; combat organized crime and illicit financial and arms flows, substantially reduce corruption and bribery; develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions; ensure responsive, inclusive and representative decision-making; strengthen the participation in global governance; provide universal legal identity; ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms. There are also two "means of achieving targets": Strengthen national institutions to prevent violence and combat crime and terrorism; promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies.

Reducing violent crime, sex trafficking, forced labor, and child abuse are clear global goals. The International Community values peace and justice and calls for stronger judicial systems that will enforce laws and work toward a more peaceful and just society.