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

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 International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, Intergovernmental Communities, 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

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