Discover the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Book Club recommendations on SDG16, focusing on peace, justice and strong institutions


SDG16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

How can everyone enjoy a peaceful life? How can justice for all become a reality? We can do this by treating everyone fairly. Justice helps us figure out what is fair in daily situations. Rules and laws help people understand what is fair where they live. There are many people around the world who help to enforce rules and laws so we can all feel safe and secure at home, at school, and at work.

To live safely and peacefully is one of your human rights. Everyone should be able to enjoy this way of living. Unfortunately, this is not the case everywhere. In some countries, there is war or conflict, and people are forced to leave their homes. Many families live in constant fear of losing their loved ones because no one is helping to enforce the laws that protect them. No matter where you live, we all must support safety, equality, and wellbeing for everyone, every day.

Find the SDG16 reading list here.

You can contribute to making the world a more peaceful place. Always choose kindness over violence. Every small action counts! Advocate for peace within your family, among your friends and classmates. Our new reading list for SDG16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions will give you many examples on how you can help spread peace and justice in your community.


The EIBF is one of the organisers of the SDG Book Club, working together with the UN, IPA, IFLA, IBBY and IAF. Find out more.