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

Cloud Community Europe

Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Cloud Security Alliance

CSA Seattle WA USA G

Club Delahaye

CD 1966 Abondant France N

CNCD Opération 11 11 11

1966 Brussels Belgium G

Co-operative Housing International

CHI 1952 Ottawa ON Canada E

Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements

CFFA 1992 Brussels Belgium E

Coalition pour la Protection du Patrimoine Génétique Africain

COPAGEN 2004 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D

Coastal and Marine Union - EUCC

1989 Leiden Netherlands E

Coastal Conservation Network

CCN Costa Mesa CA USA G

Coastal Oceans Research and Development - Indian Ocean

CORDIO East Africa Mombasa Kenya E


1974 Mandelieu-La Napoule France D

Cohesion Fund

1992 Brussels Belgium F fg

Collaboration des services de police ferroviaire et de sécurité

COLPOFER 1980 Rome Italy F

Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative

CABRI 2004 Centurion South Africa D g

Collaborative Intergovernmental Scientific Research Institute

CISRI 2000 Novara Italy E gj

Collectif d'études et de recherches sur les civilisations slaves

CERCS Pessac France N

Collective Security Treaty Organization

CSTO 2002 E g

Collège européen de sécurité et de défense

CESD 2005 Brussels Belgium E

Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific

CPS 1950 Colombo Sri Lanka F g

Colombo Plan International Society

CPIS 1985 Colombo Sri Lanka G

Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education

CPSC 1973 Pasig City Philippines F g

Combating Terrorism Center

CTC 2003 West Point NY USA G

Comisión Centroamericana de Transporte Maritimo

COCATRAM 1980 Managua Nicaragua E gy

Comité Andino de Autoridades de Transporte Acuatico

CAATA Bogota Colombia E

Comité Catholique contre la Faim et pour le Développement-Terre Solidaire

CCFD-Terre Solidaire 1961 Paris France G

Comité d'aide médicale et de parrainage sans frontières

CAMPSF 1990 Montreuil France G

Comité de Integración Latino Europa-América

CILEA 1997 Rome Italy E

Comité des amitiés acadiennes

1973 Poitiers France N v

Comité international des transports ferroviaires

CIT 1902 Bern Switzerland C

Comité Panamericano de Transporte Integral


Comity of Nations


Commemorative Collectors Society

CCS 1972 Newark UK N v

Commission de l'Océan Indien

COI 1982 Ebene Mauritius D g

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources

CCAMLR 1982 Hobart TAS Australia E gy

Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna

CCSBT 1994 Deakin ACT Australia E g

Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

CGRFA 1983 Rome Italy E g

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

CSCE 1976 Washington DC USA G g

Committee for Advanced Therapies

CAT London UK K g

Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use

CHMP Bonn Germany K g

Committee of Central Bank Governors in the Southern African Development Community

1995 Pretoria South Africa E g

Committee of Intelligence and Security Service of Africa

CISSA 2004 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g

Committee of the Regions

COR 1993 Brussels Belgium E g

Committee on Housing and Land Management

1947 Geneva Switzerland E g

Committee on Inland Transport

Geneva Switzerland E g

Commonland Foundation

Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Commons Network

Berlin Germany J

Commonwealth Association of Architects

CAA 1965 Lahore Pakistan C

Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies

CALRAs 2003 Guildford UK C

Commonwealth Association of Planners

CAP 1970 Edinburgh UK C

Commonwealth Heritage Forum

2020 London UK G