Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

Sustainable Cities & Communities

Goal 11 is about making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Cities represent the future of global living. The world’s population reached 8 billion on 2022 over half living in urban areas. This figure is only expected to rise, with 70 per cent of people expected to live in cities by 2050. Approximately 1.1 billion people currently live in slums or slum-like conditions in cities, with 2 billion more expected in the next 30 years.

However many of these cities are not ready for this rapid urbanisation, and it outpaces the development of housing, infrastructure and services, which led to a rise in slums or slum-like conditions.

Urban sprawl, air pollution and limited open public spaces persist in cities.

Good progress has been made since the implementation of the SDGs in 2015, and now the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies has doubled. But issues still remain and in 2022, only half of the urban population had convenient access to public transport.

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way urban spaces are built and managed.

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

CBR Asia-Pacific Network

CBR AP Network Bangkok Thailand F

CBR Global Network

2012 Bangalore India F y

CBS Network International

CBSN International Edinburgh UK G

CEC European Managers

1950 Brussels Belgium D y

CEDAM International

1967 Croton-on-Hudson NY USA G


1991 D

CEMBUREAU - The European Cement Association

CEMBUREAU 1947 Brussels Belgium D t

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 2008 Washington DC USA G

Center for Global Communications

GLOCOM 1991 Tokyo Japan 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 Human Services

URC-CHS 1965 Chevy Chase MD USA G

Center for International Security and Cooperation

CISAC 1983 Stanford CA USA G

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 t

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 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 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 Honduras F g

Central American Democratic Security Treaty

1995 T g

Central American Institute of Public Administration

1954 San José Costa Rica F gj

Central American Integration System

1991 Antiguo Cuscatlan El Salvador F gy

Central American Monetary Council

1964 San José Costa Rica E g

Central American Tourism Agency

CATA 2002 Madrid Spain D

Central American Tourism Council

1965 Antiguo Cuscatlan El Salvador E g

Central and Eastern European Regional Network

CERGE-EI 1998 Prague Czechia G

Central European Air Traffic Services

CEATS 1997 E g

Central European Countries Travel Association

CECTA Banbury UK N

Central European Initiative

CEI 1989 Trieste Italy F g

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'Etudes de Sécurité Internationale et de Maîtrise des Armements

CESIM 1999 Paris France G

Centre d'études des transports pour la Méditerranée occidentale

CETMO 1985 Barcelona Spain 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 Europeen de Musique

CEM Paris France G

Centre européen pour la sécurité

CEPS 1984 Charleroi Belgium N