Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Sustainable Cities & Communities


Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. With the number of people living within cities projected to rise to 5 billion people by 2030, it’s important that efficient urban planning and management practices are in place to deal with the challenges brought by urbanization.

Many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity without straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing, declining infrastructure and rising air pollution within cities.

Rapid urbanization challenges, such as the safe removal and management of solid waste within cities, can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. One such example is an increase in municipal waste collection. There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

2000 Montréal QC Canada T g Treaties, IGOs

Catholic Committee Against Hunger and for Development

CCFD-Terre Solidaire 1961 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees

COERR 1978 Bangkok Thailand G Humanitarian Organizations

Catholic Relief Services

CRS 1943 Baltimore MD USA F Humanitarian Organizations

CBR Africa Network

CAN 2002 Kampala Uganda F

CBR Asia-Pacific Network

CBR AP Network Bangkok Thailand F

CBR Global Network

2012 Bangalore India F y International Federations

CBS Network International

CBSN International Edinburgh UK G

CDC Development Solutions

CDS 1990 Washington DC USA G

CEDAM International

1967 Croton-on-Hudson NY USA G

CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe

1991 Brussels Belgium D

CEMAC Community Court of Justice

Ndjamena Chad F g IGOs

Center for Defence and Security Strategic Studies

CDSSS Bucharest Romania G

Center for Democracy and Technology

CDT 1994 Washington DC USA G

Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion

CFI Washington DC USA G

Center for Global Communications

GLOCOM 1991 Tokyo Japan G

Center for Global Community and World Law

CGCWL 1993 Worcester MA USA G

Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies

CHDS 1997 Washington DC USA G

Center for Human Rights and Environment

1999 Palm Beach Gardens FL USA G Human Rights Organizations

Center for International Security and Arms Control Studies

1999 Paris France G

Center for International Security and Cooperation

CISAC 1983 Stanford CA USA G

Center for International Social Work Studies, University of Connecticut

1992 West Hartford CT USA N

Center for International Social Work Studies, West Hartford

CISWS 1993 West Hartford CT USA N

Center for International Trade and Security

CITS 1987 Athens GA USA G

Center for Mediterranean Integration

CMI 2009 Marseille France E g IGOs

Center for New National Security

CNNS 1979 Harpers Ferry WV USA N

Center for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked Communities

CREATE-NET 2003 Trento Italy G

Center for Science and International Security

CENSIS 1988 Hamburg Germany G

Center for Sustainable Asian Cities

CSAC Singapore Singapore G

Center for the Study of State and Society, Buenos Aires

1975 Buenos Aires Argentina G Institutes

Center for the Study of Tropical Construction and Architecture

1989 Havana Cuba G

Center for UN Reform Education

CURE 1978 New York NY USA G

Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

2004 Lviv Ukraine G

Center of Asian and Pacific Studies, Iowa City

CAPS 1986 Iowa City IA USA G

Central Africa Economic and Monetary Community

CAEMC 1994 Bangui Central African Rep F g Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

Central African States' Development Bank

CASDB 1975 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville F gy International Federations, Banks, IGOs

Central American Academy, San José

1969 San José Costa Rica G

Central American Agreement on Highway Traffic

1958 T g Treaties, IGOs

Central American Bank for Economic Integration

CABEI 1961 Tegucigalpa Honduras F g Banks, IGOs

Central American Commission of Maritime Transport

1980 Managua Nicaragua E gy International Federations, IGOs

Central American Democratic Security Treaty

1995 T g Treaties, IGOs

Central American Institute for Political Studies

1968 Guatemala Guatemala G j Institutes

Central American Institute of Public Administration

1954 San José Costa Rica F gj Institutes, IGOs

Central American Institute of Social Studies

1964 E j Institutes

Central American Integration System

1991 La Libertad El Salvador F gy Intergovernmental Communities, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Central American Monetary Council

1964 San José Costa Rica E g IGOs

Central American Tourism Agency

CATA 2002 Managua Nicaragua D

Central American Tourism Council

1965 Antiguo Cuscatlan El Salvador E g IGOs

Central American Transport Federation

1970 San José Costa Rica D

Central and Eastern European Regional Network

CERGE-EI 1998 Prague Czech Rep G

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