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SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Compassion and a strong moral compass is essential to every democratic society.

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Yet, persecution, injustice and abuse still runs rampant and is tearing at the very fabric of civilization. Goal 16 ensures that we tackle abuse, organized crime, corruption, and violence through strong institutions and global standards of justice.

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

YORK ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGES AND LANGUAGES (CIKL)

Pictured here: Deborah McGregor

The new Centre is led by inaugural Director Deborah McGregor, an associate professor at York and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at Osgoode Hall Law School. The Centre will host Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers and students engaged in these areas of scholarship and aims to facilitate knowledge production and dissemination that re-centres Indigenous knowledges, languages, practices and ways of being. Moreover, the CIKL will support research involving both traditional and contemporary knowledges, as care-taken, shared and created by Indigenous scholars at the University and from Indigenous knowledge holders in the community. Learn more here.

Facts

268

publications

(2018-2020)

29

Syrian refugees sponsored by York for 12 months

50+

Programs relevant
or related to SDG 16

15+

years of providing free education for refugees in the global south*

*Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER project) a consortium of Canadian and Kenyan universities and NGOs.

Stories

Statement from President Lenton on the conflict in Ukraine
York University to grant master’s degrees to first cohort of refugees in Kenya