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

Conferencia Latinoamericana de Escuelas y Facultades de Arquitectura

CLEFA 1959 Mexico City Mexico S c

Congo Heart of Africa

CHA Johannesburg South Africa N

Congrégation de la Sainte Famille de Bergame

1868 Rome Italy R

Congregation of Cellites

Alexian Brothers 1200 Arlington Heights IL USA R

Congregation of Sisters of St Agnes

CSA 1858 Fond du Lac WI USA R

Congregation of Sisters of St Felix of Cantalice

Felician Sisters 1855 Rome Italy R

Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth

CSN 1851 London UK R

Congrès européen des communautés de base

S c

Conseil des communautés africaines en Europe/Belgique

CCAE/B Brussels Belgium G

Conseil européen de l'industrie chimique

CEFIC 1972 Brussels Belgium D ty

Consejo de Armonización de Normas Electrotécnicas de las Naciones en las Américas

CANENA 1992 Rosslyn VA USA E

Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de América Latina

CASA LATINA 2012 J

Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina

CEISAL 1980 Gothenburg Sweden D y

Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales

CLACSO 1967 Buenos Aires Argentina D y

Consejo Regional de Planificación

CRP 1974 Santiago Chile E g

Conselho Internacional dos Arquitetos de Lingua Portuguesa

CIALP 1991 Lisbon Portugal G

Consensus for Sustainable People, Organisations and Communities

CSPOC 1983 Geneva Switzerland G

Conservation Finance Alliance

CFA J

Conservation Force

Metairie LA USA F

Conservation International

CI 1987 Arlington VA USA G

Conservation Through Public Health

CTPH Entebbe Uganda J

Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

1985 Boston MA USA G f

Conservation, Research and Education Opportunities International

CREOi G

Conserve Africa Foundation

1998 London UK G f

Consortio Latinoamericano Contra el Aborto Inseguro

CLACAI 2006 Lima Peru E

Consortium européen sur l'économie du paysage

CEEP 2005 D

Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey

CEST Berlin Germany G c

Consortium for International Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite

PEACESAT 1973 Honolulu HI USA F

Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives

CESSDA 1976 Bergen Norway D

Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia

NTS-Asia 2007 Singapore Singapore F y

Consorzio 'Cooperazione Terzo Mondo' Altromercato

Consorzeio CTM Altromercato 1989 Verona Italy G

Construction Products Europe

1988 Brussels Belgium D y

Consultative Meeting of Contracting Parties to the London Convention/Meeting of Contracting Parties to the London Protocol

1975 London UK F g

Convenio Andrés Bello de integración educativa, cientifica y cultural de América Latina y España

Convenio Andrés Bello 1970 Bogota Colombia F g

Convenio de Integración Cinematografica Iberoamericana

1989 T g

Convention Affecting the Nationality of Arabs Resident in Countries to Which They Are Not Related by Origin

1952 T g

Convention and Statute on Freedom of Transit

1921 T g

Convention Concerning Accommodation of Crews, 1970

1970 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Accommodation on Board Fishing Vessels

1966 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Cooperation in the Regulation of Imports, Exports and Transit Traffic

1961 T g

Convention Concerning Crew Accommodation on Board Ship, 1946

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Crew Accommodation on Board Ship, 1949

1949 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Customs Clearance for the International Transport of Goods by Road Vehicle

1965 T g

Convention Concerning Customs Facilities for Touring

1954 T g

Convention Concerning Employment and Conditions of Work and Life of Nursing Personnel

1977 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning German Tourist Traffic with Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

1939 T g

Convention Concerning Hours of Work and Rest Periods in Road Transport

1979 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Invalidity, Old-age and Survivors' Benefits

1967 Geneva Switzerland T g

Convention Concerning Mutual Relief to Indigent Citizens of the Respective Countries

1928 T g

Convention Concerning Occupational Safety and Health and the Working Environment

1981 Geneva Switzerland T g

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