About Course


“Mainstreaming SDG 16. Using the Voluntary National Reviews to Advance Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies” was developed by the Global Alliance for Reporting on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (The Global Alliance) and the Transparency Accountability and Participation Network (TAP Network).

We express our deep appreciation to the author of the report, Margaret Williams . We would also like to extend our thanks to contributing authors namely Jörn Geißelmann (Partners for Review) and Sayonara König-Reis, (Danish Institute for Human Rights). In addition, we would like to thank the coordinator of the Global Alliance Secretariat, Priya Sood, who oversaw the review process and production of the report. 

The development of the report was guided by the following Global Alliance members and the Global Alliance UN co-facilitation entities with special thanks to UNDP (David Andersson, Aida Artynova, Gemma Aguado, Tomas Beloe, Charles Chauvel, Alessandro Ercolani, Ingrid Erno, Amita Gill, Mari Huseby, Anne Kahl, Julia Kercher, Sarah Lister, Mariana Neves, Maria Stage, Olcay Tetik, Anga Timilsina, Agata Walczak, Alexandra Wilde), UN Women (Beatrice Duncan), OHCHR (Marie-Eve Boyer, Marc Cebreros, Marcella Favretto, Birgit Kainz-Labbe, Katherine Liao, Alice Lixi, Christina Meinecke-Chalev, Aleksandra Plesko,) UNODC (Gautam Babbar, Angela Me), UNHCR (Pedro Mendes, Marije Van Kempen), UNESCO (Dian Kuswandini, Clare Stark, Estelle Zadra), UN Global Compact (Michelle Breslauer, Christina Koulias) and the Transparency and Accountability Network (John Romano, Elizabeth Sweeney, Claudia Villalona, Ellery Wong). 

We would also like to thank those governments and organizations that provided case studies and detailed review and feedback namely: ActionAid Denmark, Article 19, Bond UK, Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Law and Democracy, Child Fund Alliance, CEPEI, Council of Europe, Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, Government of Canada, Government of Georgia, Government of Guatemala, Government of Mexico, Government of Sierra Leone, Government of Chile, Government of the U.K., International Idea, Inter Parliamentary Union, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, National Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for the New Deal, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, SDGs Kenya Forum, Somaliland SDG  16+ Coalition, South African SDG Hub, State of Oaxaca, Transparency International, World Justice Project; UNDP, OHCHR, University College London and White and Case LLP. 

We are most grateful to the many organizations that supported the development of the case studies in this report – each of which are listed at the end of each case study. 

The Global Alliance Secretariat is grateful to the United Kingdom Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office for its support to the Global Alliance and this publication.