Peace, justice and strong institutions

Goal: 
16

Without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law - we cannot hope for sustainable development. We are living in a world that is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy sustained levels of peace, security and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. This is by no means inevitable and must be addressed.

High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth and often resulting in long standing grievances that can last for generations. Sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are also prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk.

The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance. 

Goals in Action

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Tirana, 19 May 20120: The United Nations Country Team in Albania has noted with concern the tension caused by the demolition of the national theatre in the early hours of Sunday morning 17 May. The UN in Albania underlines the...

[Albanian version further below]

As the fight against the COVID-19 continues, self-isolation and lockdown increase the risk of domestic gender based violence. In times when the home becomes the ultimate safe haven for the population, this...

The official opening of the Air Cargo Control Unit (ACCU) took place at the Tirana International Airport. The event was organized in the framework of the UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme (CCP), supported by the Governments of France and...

Tirana, Albania – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Sweden have launched a new initiative in Albania aiming to enhance the system of extra-judicial labour dispute resolution so as to offer an easy, faster and...

The Global Refugee Forum, a high-level meeting in Geneva co-organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Government of Switzerland, took place on 17 to 18 December 2019 with the participation of senior government...

National institutions in Albania involved in human rights reporting attended a three-day training co-organized by UN Women, the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, UNFPA and the OSCE Presence in Albania.

A three-day...

‘It’s Climate Action Time for Albania!’ ‘All of us must act now, and we must accelerate action!’ These were the key messages out of a special celebration of the UN Day in Albania.

 

Brian J. Williams, Resident Representative of UN...

Gjirokastra, 25 September 2019 – In a week packed of events aimed at raising awareness on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the country, Gjirokastra hosted a Town Hall dedicated to the Sustainable Development Goals and how such major...

42nd Session of the Human Rights Council

Agenda Item 6: Adoption of the final report on the
Universal Periodic Review of Albania

Geneva,  19 September 2019...

25-27 March 2019, Durres, Albania: The Port Control Unit (PCU) at the Port of Durres in Albania received a study visit from the Customs Administration of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The delegation consisted of eight officers, including...

Five young people were awarded with special recognition during the celebrations of United Nations Day in Albania. The event dedicated to youth called “It’s Youth Time” was organized by the UN in partnership with the Ministry for Europe and...

An event called “Sustainable Development Goals acceleration and European Union integration in accession countries: the cases of Albania, Montenegro and

Serbia,” was organized in the margins of the High-Level Political Forum 2018 bringing...

“Women and Men in Albania”, the most recent collection of gender statistics in the country was launched today by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) and UN Women with financial support of the Austrian Development Agency. The publication...

Brian J Williams, the UN Resident Coordinator in Albania received the Pink Embassy of Albania’s prestigious award” "30 People of the Year for LGBTI Rights in Albania”. Thirty personalities representing Parliament, Government, Civil society and...

Press Release
For immediate release
Tirana, 2 March 2018

With over 1.4 million Albanians living outside the country, principally in Italy and Greece, but present all over the world, the Albanian diaspora represents a huge and...

Tirana, 4 December 2017 - The Albanian Parliament unanimously approved on Monday a resolution on commitment to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.  

By endorsing this Resolution, the Parliament of Albania collectively...

Tirana, 25 October 2017 – Among activities to mark World Food Day, dedicated this year to Food and Migration, a meeting on "The Role of Returned Migrants Returned to the Achievement of Sustainable and Long-Term...

Tirana 24 October 2017. To celebrate United Nations Day, twenty-five public and private universities and faculties in Albania signed an agreement committing to play an active role to advance Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The...

In Albania, elections herald historic increase in number of women MPs

In the recently concluded national elections, Albania has reached a new milestone with 28 per cent of women parliamentarians. Women...

1. Your Excellency, you have been in Albania for over a year now being the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in this Balkan country. In the first place, how do you find your position as UN Resident...

The Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today a new project that adresses the need  of vulnerable groups  for more and equal access  to justice. The project will  be implemented over a period of 16...

New York, 1 January 2017

On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart.

How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in...

Tone is 33 and a mother of three children. She used to live in a village in Puka, north Albania. During 10 years of marriage, she experienced daily violence from her husband, sometimes even in the presence of their children.
“It was an...