SDG 16: PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Sustainable Development Goal16(SDG1) is about to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Conflict, insecurity, weak institutions and limited access to justice continue to pose a serious threat to sustainable development.

The UAE government upholds a ‘Safe Public and Fair Judiciary’ as one of the cornerstones of Vision 2021. The UAE’s commitment to the rule of law has maintained order, eradicated violence, and contributed to a sense of justice and security for UAE nationals and residents alike. The Ministry of Interior (MOI) continuously works on establishing and strengthening public institutions to ensure the UAE remains amongst the safest and most secure countries to live in by 2021. MOI’s commitment is widely acknowledged with the UAE reaching 90% in the SDG Index indicator related to people feeling safe walking alone at night.

The Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has a strong commitment to supporting these sustainable goals, so the university has compiled information and built a series of Sustainability reports containing the university's efforts with respect to each of the 17 different goals.

Inclusive governance requires the involvement of diverse actors, and consideration for customary laws and other non-state forms of rule- making at global to local scales. Many national laws governing forests and land use favor political elite, large-scale industry actors and international trade.

CUD plays a major role in achieving goal 16 with the alignment of the government to achieve a sustainable society according to 2030 vision, and promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all. Besides, it assures the participation in local, regional and national government to all.