Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Armed conflict and insecurity have a destructive impact on Yemen’s development, affecting economic growth, eliciting personal grievances, and provoking physical and sexual abuse, crime, exploitation and torture. It has undermined the efforts of non-state actors to protect those who are most at risk and – according to the Human Development Index – have driven the country’s values back to the same level they were at in 1998. This means that all of the development gains achieved over the past 20 years have effectively been undone.
The SDGs aim to reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.
By the end of 2017, 68.5 million people had been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.
There are at least 10 million stateless people who have been denied nationality and its related rights.
Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost developing countries US$1.26 trillion per year.
49 countries lack laws protecting women from domestic violence.
In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30 percent of seats in at least one chamber of national parliament.
1 billion people are legally ‘invisible’ because they cannot prove who they are. This includes an estimated 625 million children under 14 whose births were never registered.