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

Central European Air Traffic Services

CEATS 1997 E g IGOs

Central European Countries Travel Association

CECTA Banbury UK N

Central European Initiative

CEI 1989 Trieste Italy F g Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Central European Police Academy

1993 Vienna Austria E

Centre d'étude et de recherche pour l'intégration régionale et le développement de l'Afrique

CERIDA Conakry Guinea G

Centre d'études et de recherches internationales et communautaires

CERIC 1973 Aix-en-Provence France G

Centre d'études et de recherches sur l'urbanisation du monde arabe - Equipe monde arabe et méditerranée

CITERES-EMAM 1977 Tours France G

Centre d'études sur la sécurité internationale et les coopérations européennes

CESICE Grenoble France G

Centre de documentation Tiers-monde de Paris

CDTM 1980 Paris France G

Centre de recherches et de promotion pour la sauvegarde des sites et monuments historiques en Afrique


Centre européen pour la sécurité

CEPS 1984 Charleroi Belgium N

Centre for Access to Football in Europe

CAFE 2009 London UK E

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

CAHF Parkview South Africa J

Centre for African Settlement Studies and Development

CASSAD 1990 Ibadan Nigeria G

Centre for African Studies, Lisbon

1981 Lisbon Portugal G v

Centre for Alternative Technology

CAT 1975 Powys UK G

Centre for Arctic Medicine, Oulu

Oulu Finland G Institutes

Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization

CBAAC 1979 Lagos Nigeria G

Centre for Defence Studies

CDS 1990 London UK G

Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy

CEID 2001 Budapest Hungary N

Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw

1990 Warsaw Poland G

Centre for European Affairs

CEA Bratislava Slovakia G

Centre for European Governance

CEG 1991 Exeter UK G

Centre for European History and Civilization, Iasi

1992 Iasi Romania G

Centre for European Integration Studies

1995 Bonn Germany G

Centre for European Reform

CER 1996 London UK G

Centre for European Sociology

1960 Paris France G

Centre for European Studies, Limerick

Limerick Ireland G

Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Halifax

CFPS 1971 Halifax NS Canada G

Centre for Heritage Development in Africa

CHDA 2000 Mombasa Kenya E

Centre for Integrated Regional Development Bwamanda-Belgium

Congodorpen 1969 Heverlee Belgium G

Centre for International Cooperation and Security

CICS 2002 Bradford UK N

Centre for International Heritage Activities

2006 Leiden Netherlands G

Centre for International Security and Strategic Studies, Kiev

CISSS 1999 Kiev Ukraine N

Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa

CEMLAWS Africa Accra Ghana G

Centre for Safety and Development

CSD Amersfoort Netherlands G

Centre for Security and Peace Studies

CSPS 1996 Yogyakarta Indonesia G

Centre for Security Cooperation

RACVIAC 2000 Bestovje Croatia E g IGOs

Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities

CSH 1989 Delhi India N

Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies

CESASS 1985 Yogyakarta Indonesia G

Centre for Strategic Studies and Reforms, Chisinau

Chisinau Moldova N

Centre for Tourism in Islands and Coastal Areas


Centre for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy

1986 Berlin Germany G

Centre for Urban and Regional Studies

Buenos Aires Argentina G

Centre interdisciplinaire méditerranéen d'études et de recherches en sciences sociales

CIMERSS 1980 Bouc-Bel-Air France G

Centre international de langue et civilisation, Saint-Etienne

CILEC 1976 Saint-Etienne France G

Centres régionaux d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture

CRESA Dschang Cameroon E

Centro de Documentación de Arquitectura Latinoamericana

CEDODAL 1996 Buenos Aires Argentina N

Centro de Investigaciones sobre América y el Caribe

CIALC 1978 Mexico City Mexico E

Centro Internacional de Restauración Neurológica

CIREN 1989 Havana Cuba N