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 Type III

Arab Towns Organization

ATO 1967 Kaifan Kuwait D

Arab Union of Land Transport

AUOLT 1978 Amman Jordan D

Arab Urban Development Institute

AUDI 1979 Riyadh Saudi Arabia E j Institutes

Arab Women Organization

AW0 Cairo Egypt D g IGOs

Arab Women's Habitat Network

Amman Jordan G

Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration

AEI 1969 Berlin Germany N

Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid

Sydney Australia G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

Architects Council of Europe

ACE 1990 Brussels Belgium D

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F Professional Bodies

Architectural Research Centers Consortium

ARCC 1976 Muncie IN USA F

Architectural Science Association

ANZAScA Adelaide Australia G

Architecture and Development

A and D 1997 Paris France G

Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing

AMLaP 1995 S c

Archivists without Borders International

AwB International 1986 F Human Rights Organizations

Arctic Athabaskan Council

AAC Whitehorse YT Canada G g IGOs

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F Human Rights Organizations

Ark Foundation of Africa

AFA 1986 Washington DC USA G f Foundations

Armenian General Benevolent Union

AGBU 1906 New York NY USA F v

Arogya World


Arrangement for the Application of the European Agreement of 17 October 1980 Concerning the Provision of Medical Care to Persons During Temporary Residence

1988 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Art Cities in Europe

1994 Konstanz Germany G

Art Nouveau European Route

2000 Barcelona Spain F y International Federations

Art Restoration for Cultural Heritage Foundation

ARCH Foundation 1991 Salzburg Austria N f Foundations

Artemis Society International

ASI 1994 Plano TX USA N

ARZENU - International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

ARZENU 1980 Jerusalem Israel D

ASEAN Agreement on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

1985 T g Treaties, IGOs

ASEAN Automotive Federation

AAF 1976 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport

2005 T g Treaties, IGOs

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit

1998 Jakarta Indonesia T g Treaties, IGOs

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-state Transport

1998 T g Intergovernmental Communities, Treaties, IGOs

ASEAN Institutes for Strategic and International Studies

ASEAN-ISIS 1988 E jy International Federations, Institutes

ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network

ASEAN-OSHNET 1996 Vientiane Laos F

ASEAN Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism

ASEAN-JAPAN CENTRE 1981 Tokyo Japan E g IGOs

ASEAN Regional Forum

ARF Jakarta Indonesia F g IGOs

ASEAN Tourism Association

ASEANTA Putrajaya Malaysia E

Asean Tourism Research Association

ATRA 2013 Subang Jaya Malaysia D

ASEAN Troika

2000 Jakarta Indonesia F g IGOs

Asia Cruise Services Network

ACSN Bangkok Thailand J

Asia Cruise Terminal Association

ACTA 2011 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Disability Institute

ADI 1990 Hachioji Japan G j Institutes

Asia for Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs Interest Group

2004 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Foundation

1954 San Francisco CA USA G Foundations, Human Rights Organizations

Asia Injury Prevention Foundation

AIP Foundation 1999 Hanoi Vietnam F f Foundations

Asia Institute of Urban Environment


Asia Marketing Federation

AMF 1991 Tokyo Japan D

Asia Pacific Biosafety Association

A-PBA 2005 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Blood Network

APBN 2006 Osborne Park Australia F

Asia Pacific Cities Summit

APCS S c Conference Series

Asia Pacific Ecotourism Society

APES 2009 J

Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism

APF S c Conference Series, Alumni and Veterans