16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The focus of the global goal “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” is people’s overall security. Mainly attention is paid to regions of military conflict, but the goal is to increase security everywhere.

The 2030 Agenda targets emphasise the need to reduce violence and the number of related deaths, especially among children. Child abuse and exploitation, trafficking in children, violence against and torture of children must be ended. The activities of countries must be based on the rule of law. Corruption is to be reduced, while other 2030 targets include reducing illegal financial and arms flows, improving the recovery and return of stolen assets and fighting organised crime. Institutions at all levels should be effective, accountable and transparent, and the decisionmaking process should first be inclusive.

The Estonian sustainable development strategy emphasises security as an important part of wellbeing.

The global goal “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels” is linked in Estonia with the following indicators of corruption and people’s security:

  • Perception of corruption
  • Unspecified citizenship
  • Neighbourhood security
  • Deaths due to assault
  • Victims of violence
Corruption perceptions index 76
Share of persons with unspecified citizenship 4.7 %
Share of inhabitants who consider their neighbourhood secure 92 %
Deaths due to violence (assault) per 100,000 inhabitants 1.5
Share of victims of violent crime in Estonia 1.7 %