Participation & social relations

Collective action at all levels and balanced multi-stakeholder participation are prerequisites for generating more sustainable solutions. At the same time, stable social relationships and the possibility to participate in decisions that affect one’s own life are important for everyone’s self-respect and social and mental well-being.

SDG 16 specifically aims at building peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all and developing accountable institutions, while ensuring participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.

Share your experience and ideas:

  • What possibilities are available to people in your community/country to participate in decision-making? Is everyone able to participate? If not, why not?
  • What is the role of citizens’ participation for sustainable development?
  • What is participatory democracy?