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

People in Need

PIN 1992 Prague Czech Rep G

Performing and Fine Artists for World Peace

PFAWP 1986 Volcano HI USA F

Peri-Urban Regions Platform Europe


Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators

1996 Rome RM Italy E y

Permanent International Committee for Research on the Preservation of Materials in the Marine Environment

La Garde France E

Permanent Secretariat to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds

1999 Bonn Germany E g

PERSPECTIV - Association of Historic Theatres in Europe


Pharmaceutical Security Institute

PSI 2002 Vienna VA USA F j

Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation

PMSF 2002 Venice FL USA N f

Physical Activity Network of the Americas

PANA 2000 Sao Paulo SP Brazil F

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance

PSIA 2008 Santa Clara CA USA C

Physicians for Global Survival, Canada

PGS 1980 Ottawa ON Canada G

Plan Bleu

1977 Valbonne France K g

Plan International

1937 Woking UK F

Plan Peace International

PPI Accra Ghana N

Plant a Tree in Africa

PATIA Swindon UK N

Planta Europa

Uppsala Sweden F y

Play for Change

2010 F

Plus Europe Association

Barcelona Barcelona Spain G


1989 Brussels Belgium F

Polis - International Network in Environmental Education

INEE 1994 Ermoúpolis Greece F

Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

1994 Vatican City Vatican E v

Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology

1852 Vatican City Vatican E v

Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Patrimony of the Church

1988 Vatican City Vatican E v

Pontifical Oriental Institute of Religious Studies

1982 Kottayam Kerala India G j

Population and Community Development Association

PDA 1974 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand G

Postal Operations Council

POC 1994 Bern BE Switzerland K g

Prehistoric Rock Art Trails

PRAT 2009 Santander Cantabria Spain E

Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

CTBTO 1996 Vienna Austria E g

Presentation Brothers

1802 Cork Co. Cork Ireland R

Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF 1959 Toronto ON Canada G f

Prince Bernhard Centre for International Nature Conservation

Utrecht Netherlands G

Prison Fellowship International

PFI 1979 Washington DC USA F

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium

PETS 2000 S c

Privacy International

PI 1990 London UK F

Pro Patrimonio

National Trust of Romania 2000 London UK F


1989 Aberystwyth UK D

Proact International

Usti nad Labem Czech Rep N

Proactiva Open Arms

2015 Barcelona Barcelona Spain G

Product Safety Forum of Europe

PROSAFE 1991 Brussels Belgium F


2008 Ardmore PA USA G

Programme for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna

CAFF 1991 Akureyri Iceland E gy

Programme régional de Conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l'Ouest

PRCM Nouakchott Mauritania E

Project AWARE Foundation

1992 Rancho Santa Margarita CA USA G f

Project Survival Pacific

PSP Carlton VIC Australia G

Proliferation Security Initiative

PSI 2003 F g

Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention

2006 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Protocol Agreement on the Conservation of Common Natural Resources

1982 T g

Protocol Amending of the Additional Protocol to the "Eurocontrol" International Convention Relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation, 1981

1981 T g

Protocol Amending the International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic

1949 T g