• Force for Good team

Human rights

Updated: 2 days ago

The causes we have chosen to support within Force for Good, align with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all United Nations Member states in 2015. These are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - to join in global partnership and tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. These Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and addresses the global challenges that are faced by all human beings, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

UN SDG #16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Why human rights?

Conflict, insecurity, weak institutions, and limited access to justice remain a great threat to sustainable development.

The key facts:

● Every day, 100 civilians – including women and children – are killed in armed conflicts despite protections under international law.

● More than 20,000 civilians were killed or injured in 10 conflicts in 2019, which is only a fraction of the actual total.

● The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018, the highest level recorded by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in almost 70 years.

● In 2019, the United Nations tracked 357 killings and 30 enforced disappearances of human rights defenders, journalists and trade unionists in 47 countries.

● The threat of the pandemic is greater in situations of armed conflict, where fighting has ravaged health systems, displaced people, and forced them to live in overcrowded conditions with marginal or no access to basic services.

● Children are subject to various forms of violence – physical punishment and psychological aggression, trafficking, and sexual violence.

Related Force for Good Causes:

Local Communities / Human Rights / Youth / Mental Health / Disabilities / Military / Disaster Response / Sports / Business & Innovation

United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals