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

Privacy International

PI 1990 London UK F

Pro Patrimonio

National Trust of Romania 2000 London UK F

PRO SILVA

1989 Aberystwyth UK D

Proact International

Usti nad Labem Czech Rep N

Proactiva Open Arms

2015 Barcelona Spain G

Product Safety Forum of Europe

PROSAFE 1991 Brussels Belgium F

Profugo

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 Switzerland T g

ProTerra Foundation

2012 Bilthoven Netherlands F f

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

Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 1984

1984 Rome Italy T g

Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 1992

1992 Rome Italy T g

Protocol Concerning the Exemption of Nationals of the Nordic Countries from the Obligation to Have a Passport or Residence Permit While Resident in a Nordic Country other than their Own

1954 T g

Protocol for the Amendment of the Additional Protocol to the "Eurocontrol" International Convention Relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation, 1978

1978 T g

Protocol for the Conservation and Management of Protected Marine and Coastal Areas of the Southeast Pacific

1989 Quito Ecuador T g

Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Nature Protection and Landscape Conservation

1994 T g

Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Town and Country Planning and Sustainable Development

1994 T g

Protocol for the Implementation of the Alpine Convention in the Field of Transport

2000 T g

Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

1954 Paris France T g

Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf

SUA PROT 1988 London UK T g

Protocol Instituting a New Schedule of Import Duties

1958 T g

Protocol no 2 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities Concerning Interterritorial Cooperation

1998 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol No 3 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning Euroregional Co-operation Groupings - ECGs

2009 T g

Protocol of 1978 Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974

1978 London UK T g

Protocol of 1988 Relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

SOLAS PROT 1988 1988 London UK T g

Protocol of 2005 to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation

SUA 2005 2005 London UK T g

Protocol of 2005 to the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf

SUA PROT 2005 2005 London UK T g

Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

Kiev protocol 2003 Geneva Switzerland T g

Protocol on Shared Watercourse Systems in the Southern African Development Community Region

1995 T g

Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement

1999 T g

Protocol Relative to the Abolition of the System of Foreign Settlements at Chosen

1913 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Suppression of the Circulation of and Traffic in Obscene Publications

1947 T g

Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children

1947 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on the Régime for Central American Integration Industries

1963 T g

Protocol to the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts

1982 T g

Protocol to the European Agreement on Social Security Schemes Relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

1953 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol to the European Convention on the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, on the Protection of Television Productions

2001 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol to the European Interim Agreement on Social Security other Than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

1953 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration - Central American Uniform Customs Code

1963 T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration - Emergency Measures to Protect the Balance of Payments, 1968

1968 T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration - Emergency Measures to Protect the Balance of Payments, 1973

1973 T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration - List of Merchandise Subject to Temporary Exceptions to the Free Trade between Costa Rica and Each of the other Member States

1962 T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration, 1993

Guatemala Protocol 1993 T g

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