Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World
Peace and justice - strong institutions - Goal 16

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

As part of the City of Los Angeles' commitment to adopt and implement the SDGs, the City has, where applicable, localized the national targets to align to city government plans and policies. More information on the localization process is available at this link.



16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children
16.3 Promote the rule of law at the City level and ensure equal access to justice for all
16.4 By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime
16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
16.8 Broaden and strengthen the awareness and participation of City and local communities, especially those traditionally underserved and marginalized, in the institutions of local and global governance
16.9 By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration
16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with City, state and national legislation and international agreements
16.a Strengthen relevant City-wide institutions, including through regional, state, national and international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in cities of developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime
16.b Promote, enforce, and where absent, create non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development