The number of conflict-related civilian deaths increased by 



in 2022, mainly due to the war in Ukraine

million people worldwide were forcibly displaced in 2022

This is 19 million more than in 2021 and two and a half times more than a decade ago

Failure to implement Goal 16 will result in various consequences: 

  • increase in armed conflicts;
  • lack of social equality;
  • institutional instability;
  • a threat to human rights and governance;
  • hindering the development of societies.
  • According to the Global Peace Index 2020, only 14% of the world is internally free from conflicts and violence. There is also a growing number of victims of violence around the world, with approximately 500,000 people dying in 2018 in connection with armed conflicts.
  • According to a 2020 Oxfam report, the richest 1% of people in the world have more wealth than the poorest 6.9 billion. This clearly shows the existing social inequality which has a negative impact on social stability.
  • According to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2019, only 22% of countries in the world achieved a score above 60 points (where 100 means no corruption). This means that corruption is still a widespread problem in many countries, which affects the effective operation of public institutions.