Sustainable Development Goals

HEUNI’s activities are planned and conducted within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2015.

HEUNI has an input in developing methodology for collection globally comparable data for the indicators measuring the progress of achieving the SDGs. Crime data as well as victimisation surveys provide data for assessing implementation of SDG goal 5, “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls" as well as goal 16, “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels".

HEUNI’s qualitative research brings out criminological phenomena’s and best practices related to eg. trafficking, gender based violence and corruption, and this information can be used to advance the SDGs.

HEUNI’s work on corporate social responsibility, labour exploitation, and labour trafficking can be used by states for training and awareness-raising, as well as reporting purposes, in relation to goal 8, “Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. In respect of goal 11, “Sustainable cities and communities", HEUNI has a long tradition of promoting community-based sanctions, including the collection of data on the use of such sanctions.

Over the years, HEUNI has worked in particular with governmental policy-makers and research institutes in promoting fair, rational and humane criminal justice. HEUNI has been increasingly seeking to promote wider partnerships, and in this way is contributing to the implementation of goal 17, “Revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development".

Published 26.9.2018