IPA SDG – Goal No 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
SDG 16
Peace, justice and strong institutions

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG17 Hub: Partnerships for the Goals

Interconnected systems need to take account of different regional and local contexts and the need for equitable solutions. That’s why SDG17 is a focus for Springer Nature; working in partnership with others to accelerate delivery of the goals by connecting researchers, policymakers and practitioners through targeted events and via new content formats. This hubs showcases our participation in collaborative networks, tool kits for researchers to track the societal impact of their work and more.

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

The Sustainable Development Goals Programme SDG16 Hub: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

SDG16 promotes a world that ensures equal access to justice for all by developing transparent and inclusive institutions of global governance and protecting fundamental freedoms. Research plays a key role in supporting the development of public policy and in promoting a better way forward. For this hub, Springer Nature brings together cutting-edge research on law, politics, criminology, public policy and more, looking to a future that builds peaceful, just and strong societies and institutions.

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

Workshop and Seminar on National Book and Reading Policies for Africa

A workshop on National Book and Reading Policies for Africa was held in Nairobi, June 2019. Both the workshop and follow-up seminar validated the African Union Continental Framework on Book and Reading Policy, intended to support quality education for national development in 42 anglophone and francophone African countries. Furthermore, the collaboration is seen as instrumental to the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, in particular SDG 4: Quality Education.

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

Parliamentary Book Club

The Parliamentary Book Club is an initiative whereby Australians get to nominate a book they think their leaders must read. Launched in 2019, it invites all parliamentarians to read the selected book, and then participate in a meeting at Parliament House to join the author in a discussion of the book’s main themes. The intention is that the books will lay the foundation for discussion around aspects of Australian life, which could inform and inspire new ways of thinking.

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

Freedom to Publish Committee and the Prix Voltaire

In a democracy, the rights of authors and publishers to create and distribute their works in complete freedom is critical. The IPA’s Freedom to Publish Committee challenges violations and drives dialogue around issues related to the freedom to publish. The IPA also awards the prestigious Prix Voltaire to recognise exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish. Nominees have usually published controversial works amid pressure, threats, intimidation and harassment.

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