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

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation

CFPA 1971 St John's St John's Antigua-Barbuda F

Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association

CHTA 1959 Coral Gables FL USA D

Caribbean News Agency

CANA 1976 St Michael St Michael Barbados F e

Caribbean School of Architecture

CSA 1988 Kingston Jamaica N

Caribbean Tourism Organization

CTO 1989 St Michael St Michael Barbados D g

Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition

CVC 2004 Kingston Jamaica F

CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security

IMPACS 2006 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D g

Caring and Living As Neighbours

CLAN 2004 Toronto NSW Australia G

Carlos Slim Foundation

1986 N f

Carmelite NGO

New Orleans LA USA E

Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative

CERI 1999 Bratislava Slovakia F

Carsharing Association

CSA D

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

2000 Montréal QC Canada T g

Catholic Committee Against Hunger and for Development

CCFD-Terre Solidaire 1961 Paris France G

Catholic Office for Emergency Relief and Refugees

COERR 1978 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand G

Catholic Relief Services

CRS 1943 Baltimore MD USA F

Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

CYNESA 2012 Nairobi Kenya F

CBR Africa Network

CAN 2002 Kampala Uganda F

CBR Asia-Pacific Network

CBR AP Network Bangkok Bangkok Thailand F

CBR Global Network

2012 Bangalore Karnataka India F y

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

1991 D

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

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

Center for New National Security

CNNS 1979 Harpers Ferry WV USA N

Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research and Education

COARE 2006 Oakland CA USA G

Center for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked Communities

CREATE-NET 2003 Trento Trentino 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

Center for UN Reform Education

CURE 1978 New York NY USA G

Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

2004 Lviv Lviv Ukraine G

Center of Asian and Pacific Studies, Iowa City

CAPS 1986 Iowa City IA USA G

Central American Agreement on Highway Traffic

1958 T g

Central American Bank for Economic Integration

CABEI 1961 Tegucigalpa Francisco Morazán Honduras F g

Central American Democratic Security Treaty

1995 T g

Central American Institute of Public Administration

1954 San José San José San José Costa Rica F gj

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