Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

The goal address the need for a reduction in violence, abuse, exploitation, crime and human trafficking everywhere. Responsible, efficient and transparent institutions that make decisions in an inclusive and representative manner must be ensured. Corruption and bribery must be stopped, and everyone must have access to fair and judicial treatment.

For Naalakkersuisut, the goal of a just and peaceful society with transparent and strong institutions is important. The efforts to create a safe and fair society are many, and in great focus these years. Violence, for example, is a significant challenge in this country, and this applies especially to physical and sexual assaults and abuse. Therefore, work is being done nationally, municipally and locally to prevent and combat violent incidents.

Criminal matters and corruption are part of the Naalakkersuisut's focus areas. Violation of the framework of the law can be directly harmful to a society, and the sense of justice must be maintained so that all citizens and groups can feel safe and treated equally in relation to the law.

Compassion and a strong moral compass is essential to every democratic society. Yet, persecution, injustice and abuse still runs rampant and is tearing at the very fabric of civilization. We must ensure that we have strong institutions, global standards of justice, and a commitment to peace everywhere.


Here are a few indicators for this goal that it is possible to measure today. In the near future, Statistics Greenland will publish an SDG 2030 subpage for with various available statistics relevant to the work on the SDG 2030 agenda.

Homicide by time and sex (age division is not possible at the moment)
Source: Grønlands Statistik

  1. Women
  2. Men

Global indicator (16.1.1) Number of victims of intentional homicide per 100,000 population, by sex and age

Citizens' basic security in Greenland 2019
Source: Politiets Tryghedsundersøgelse i Grønland

  1. Safe (81,6 %)
  2. Neither/Nor (7,3 %)
  3. Insecure (10,4 %)
  4. Do not know/Do not wish to answer (0,7 %)
81,6 %7,3 %10,4 %0,7 %

Global indicator (16.1.4) Proportion of population that feel safe walking alone around the area they live


Every day, people are taking action to make sure this Global Goals is met. See what’s been going on below.

The targets

Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these twelve targets to create action to promote peace, justice and strong Institutions.

Target 16.1 – Reduce Violence Everywhere

Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.

Target 16.2 – Protect Children from Abuse, Exploitation, Trafficking and Violence

End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.

Target 16.3 – Promote the Rule of Law And Ensure Equal Access to Justice

Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.

Target 16.4 – Combat Organized Crime and Illicit Financial and Arms Flows

By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime.

Target 16.5 – Substantially Reduce Corruption and Bribery

Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.

Target 16.6 – Develop Effective, Accountable and Transparent Institutions

Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

Target 16.7 – Ensure Responsive, Inclusive and Representative Decision-Making

Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.

Target 16.8 – Strengthen the Participation in Global Governance

Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.

Target 16.9 – Provide Universal Legal Identity

By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.

Target 16.10 – Ensure Public Access to Information and Protect Fundamental Freedoms

Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.

Target 16.a – Strengthen National Institutions to Prevent Violence and Combat Terrorism and Crime

Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime.

Target 16.b – Promote and Enforce Non-Discriminatory Laws and Policies

Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.