SDG 16 – Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace in the world begins with each of us. This goal seeks to end all forms of violence, especially violence aimed at children. The UN hopes to significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, as well as corruption and bribery. Furthermore, they want to develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions together with countries. An additional priority is guaranteeing public access to information and to fundamental freedoms in accordance with national legislation and international agreements. This goal promotes a world in which human rights, human dignity, the rule of law, equal access to justice and non-discriminatory laws.
What we’re doing
We are committed to providing all of our team members with a safe and just place of work, where respect is of the utmost importance. We actively foster a culture of open communication, whether that’s face-to-face, in intradepartmental meetings or on Hotelkit, our internal communication tool. Each member of our team is treated fairly and equally. Should anyone in our team be treated unfairly or require assistance, we provide the support they need whether that’s within the team, for private matters in court or other institutions—and we will continue to do so in the future.
SDG 16 comes to life in room 310. In this SDG room, it was our goal to show how important it is that we all do what we can to achieve peace on earth. The nightstand is made of law books, as are the luggage stand and shelves. The inside of the wardrobe is made of the same folder that is used on our lamp in the anteroom. The lamps above the desk are made from an Austrian armed forces hat and the UN forces at Golan, 2 peace-keeping forces. And because the European Union is also a large-scale peace project, we made the lampshade from an EU flag. The suitcase cover was given to us as a gift: a UN flag with numerous emblems from various police organizations from around the world. The chair is reminiscent of an old office and the telephone is also of an earlier age. the phone is, however, connected to the digital hotel grid. When you pick up the receiver, you’ll automatically call the reception. The closet embodies the global dimensions of peace, as the word peace appears in numerous languages. The shower features a peace sign cut from a traffic sign and the sign behind the toilet nods to law and order. The dove of peace above the bed was made by hand with a fabric punch and the frame from an old door that we painted in the colours of SDG 16. And the toilet paper holder was once a judge’s gavel—justice really does have the final say here.