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

Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project on the Effects of Processing on the Physical Properties of Foodstuffs

1980 T g

Company for Habitat and Housing in Africa

Shelter-Afrique 1982 Nairobi Kenya F eg

Compassion International

CI 1952 Colorado Springs CO USA F

Competence Center of Urban and Regional Planning

CORP Vienna Austria N

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

CPTPP Barton ACT Australia F g

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

CTBT 1996 T g

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

CTBTO Vienna Austria F gp

Comprehensive System International Rorschach Association

CSIRA 1989 Paris France C

Compton Foundation

1946 Redwood City CA USA G f

Computer Aid International

London UK G

Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

CAADRIA 1996 Wellington New Zealand D

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection

CPDP 2007 F

Comunidad de Educación Teológica Ecuménica Latinoamericana y Caribeña

CETELA 1988 Mexico City Mexico J y

Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños

CELAC 2010 Santiago Chile E g

Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa

CPLP 1996 Lisbon Portugal D g

Comunidade Sindical dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa

CSPLP 1998 Lisbon Portugal E t

Comunità di Sant'Egidio - ACAP

1973 Rome Italy G

Comunità Impegno Servizio Volontariato

CISV 1972 Turin Italy G

Comunità Laici Missionari Cattolici

CLMC 1972 Genoa Italy G

Comunità Promozione e Sviluppo

CPS 1974 Castellammare di Stabia Italy G

Comunità Volontari per il Mondo

CVM 1978 Porto San Giorgio Italy G

Concern America

Santa Ana CA USA G

Confederação Empresarial da Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa

CE-CPLP 2004 Linda-a-Velha Portugal E

Confederación de Organizaciones Turisticas de la América Latina

COTAL 1957 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Confederación Panamericana de Escuelas de Hoteleria, Gastronomia y Turismo

CONPEHT 1991 Santo Domingo Dominican Rep D

Confédération africaine de cyclisme

CAC 1973 Cairo Egypt D

Confédération bouliste internationale

CBI 1983 Ankara Turkey D

Confédération européenne des associations d'ingénieurs agronomes

CEDIA 1987 E

Confederation of European Security Services

CoESS 1989 Brussels Belgium D y

Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

CEWEP 2002 Düsseldorf Germany D

Confederation of Fire Protection Associations

CFPA Europe 1974 Hvidovre Denmark D

Confederation of Fire Protection Associations International

CFPA-I 1965 Cairo Egypt B

Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe

CLAIRE 2018 The Hague Netherlands D

Confederation of Organizations in Road Transport Enforcement

CORTE 2004 Brussels Belgium D y

Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry

CONEBI 2014 Brussels Belgium D t

Conférence des administrations nationales de tourisme des pays socialistes

S c

Conférence des communautés ethniques de langue française

1971 Delémont Switzerland S c

Conférence internationale des barreaux de tradition juridique commune

CIB 1985 Paris France F

Conférence mondiale des capitales nationales et régionales sur la ville et la paix

S c

Conference of African Ministers of Transport, Communications and Planning

S cg

Conference of European Cross-border and Interregional Cities Network

CECICN 2010 F y

Conference of Ministers and Heads of Planning of Latin America and the Caribbean

1977 Santiago Chile K g

Conference of Ministers of Education and Those Responsible for Economic Planning in Arab States

MINEDARAB S cg

Conference of Ministers of Education and Those Responsible for Economic Planning in Latin America and Caribbean

MINEDLAC S cg

Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

CONGO 1948 Geneva Switzerland E y

Conference of States Parties of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

1997 The Hague Netherlands K cg

Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks

LACONA 1995 S c

Conference on Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction

PRES 2003 S c

Conference on Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

SCAP S c

Conférence TransJurassience

CTJ 1985 La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland G bg

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