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

Tearfund, Belgium

1979 Vilvoorde Belgium G f Funds, Funds


S c Conference Series

Technical Association of the European Lubricant Industry

1976 Brussels Belgium D

Technical Cooperation Network on National Parks, Other Protected Areas and Wildlife in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile E g IGOs

Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

TARA 1985 Delhi India G

Ten Thousand Villages

1946 Akron PA USA G

TensiNet Association

Brussels Belgium D

Terre des hommes Foundation

Tdh Foundation 1960 Lausanne Switzerland F f Foundations

Terre des Hommes International Federation

TDHIF 1966 Geneva Switzerland F Human Rights Organizations

The Bridge: Jewish and Arab Women for Peace in the Middle East

1975 Haifa Israel K v

The BulLion Foundation

2013 Fort Lee NJ USA G

The Conservation Foundation, UK

1982 London UK G f Foundations

The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations

ECTAA 1961 Brussels Belgium E

The International NanoScience Community

TINC 2007 F

The Long Run

2009 London UK J

The Mothers' Union

1876 London UK F v

The Nature Conservancy

TNC 1951 Arlington VA USA G

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f Foundations

The Vetiver Network International

TVNI 1989 San Antonio TX USA F

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

Therapy Dogs International

TDI 1976 Flanders NJ USA N

Thin Green Line Foundation

2007 Richmond Australia G f Foundations

Third Millennium Foundation

3MF 1987 Paciano Italy F f Foundations

Third Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration to Guarantee Free Trade in Paper and Glass Containers

1966 T g Treaties, IGOs

Third World Studies Centre

TWSC 1977 Quezon City Philippines E

Third World Tourism European Ecumenical Network

TEN 1984 F y International Federations

Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers' Association

TDMA 1974 Brussels Belgium E

Toilet Board Coalition

TBC 2014 Geneva Switzerland C

Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 Relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the SAfety of Fishing Vessels

SFV PROT 1993 1993 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

Tourism Education Futures Initiative

TEFI 2006 Copenhagen Denmark F

Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Cities

TPO 2000 Busan Korea Rep D

Tourism Watch

1975 Berlin Germany G

Trade Unions International of Transport, Fisheries and Communication

TUI Transport 1953 B Trade and Labour Unions

Trade Unions' Portuguese Speaking Countries Community

PSCC 1998 Lisbon Portugal E Trade and Labour Unions

TRAFFIC International

1976 Cambridge UK F

Training Centre for Regional Integration

1993 Montevideo Uruguay E g European Union Bodies, IGOs


1998 London UK G

transform! europe

transform Vienna Austria E y International Federations

Translational Research In Oncology

TRIO Edmonton AB Canada G

Transport Corridor from Europe-Caucasus-Asia

TRACECA 1993 Baku Azerbaijan E g European Union Bodies, IGOs

Transport Research Arena


Transport Study Center for the Western Mediterranean

1985 Barcelona Spain G

Transported Asset Protection Association Asia

TAPA Asia Singapore Singapore E

Transported Asset Protection Association Europe



2007 Magdeburg Germany E

TransWorld Development Initiatives

TWDI Brentwood MD USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Travel and Tourism Research Association

TTRA 1970 Whitehall MI USA G

Treaty Concerning Cooperation in the Field of Transport and Communications

1972 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Establishing the European Atomic Energy Community

Treaty of Rome 1957 T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Treaty Establishing the European Coal and Steel Community

Treaty of Paris 1951 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs