SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable institutions at all levels

SDG 16

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Promote peaceful and inclusive societies

Effective and inclusive societies as well as sustainable economic development rely on good governance and access to basic services such as a reliable electricity supply, public lighting, clean water, education, information, security and cyber security.

17 IEC TC/SCs and 4 IEC CA Systems contribute to SDG 16.

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IEC for SDGs

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IEC work addresses topics related to strengthening institutions

Electricity access

Electricity access

Education

Education

Safety and security

Safety and security

Clean water and sanitation

Clean water and sanitation

Resilience

Resilience of infrastructure

Cyber security

Cyber security

Healthcare

Healthcare

Efficient transport

Efficient transport

Lighting

Lighting

Ability to manfacture and trade

Ability to manufacture and trade

IEC work directly impacts the following SDG targets

16.6 Effective, accountable and transparent institutions

IEC work helps increase efficiency and effectiveness of public services through modern computing hardware, information and communication technology, secure online services and databases, internet access and online education. IEC International Standards also provide developing countries with access to state-of-the-art know-how and expertise that can be embedded in ineffective regulations.

  • IEC SC 45A: Instrumentation, control and electrical power systems of nuclear facilities;
  • IEC TC 57: Power systems management and associated information exchange;
  • IEC TC 65 and 4 SCs: Industrial-process measurement, control and automation;
  • IEC TC 86 and 3 SCs: Fibre optics;
  • IEC TC 111: Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems;
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7: Software and systems engineering;
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 17: Cards and security devices for personal identification;
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27: IT security techniques;
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31: Automatic identification and data capture techniques;
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37: Biometrics;
  • IECEE: IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components;
  • IECEx: IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres;
  • IECQ: IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components.

16.8 Broaden and strengthen participation of developing countries in institutions of global governance

Developing countries can participate without the financial burden of membership in the IEC Affiliate Country Programme, which also provides them with the opportunity to adopt up to 400 IEC International Standards for national use and get involved in the IEC CA Systems. Developing countries can comment on standards and share their needs globally.

  • IECEE: IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components;
  • IECEx: IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres;
  • IECQ: IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components.

 

IEC and SDGs

End poverty and hunger. Achieve food security and promote sustainable agriculture

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Conserve and sustainably use ocean, sea and marine resources

Promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable institutions at all levels

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development