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

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Thailand F j Institutes

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j Institutes, Alumni and Veterans

Asian Institute of Tourism

AIT 1976 Quezon City Philippines E j Professional Bodies, Institutes

Asian Institute of Transport Development

AITD 1989 Delhi India G j Institutes

Asian Marine Conservation Association

AMCA 1988 Kolkata India G v

Asian Mayors Forum

AMF 2007 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep F

Asian Network of Training and Research Institutions in Educational Planning

ANTRIEP 1995 Delhi India F

Asian Network of Women's Shelters

ANWS 2012 New Taipei City Taiwan F

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

ANGOC 1979 Quezon City Philippines D y International Federations

Asian Nuclear Safety Network

ANSN 2002 Vienna Austria F g IGOs, IGOs

Asian Planning Schools Association

APSA 1993 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asian Professional Security Association

APSA 1994 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D Professional Bodies

Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network

ARRCN 1998 Yasu Japan F

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Japan D

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives

ARENA 1980 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian Rural Institute - Rural Leaders Training Center

ARI 1973 Nasushiobara Japan E j Institutes

Asian Rural Sociology Association

ARSA 1992 Santa Cruz Philippines D

Asian Society of Conservation Medicine

ASCM Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine

ASLM Tsuen Wan Hong Kong D

Asian Urban Information Center of Kobe

AUICK 1989 Kobe Japan G

Asian Urban Research Association

AURA 1986 Shippensburg PA USA E Conference Series

Asian-Pacific City Summit

Fukuoka Japan S gc IGOs, Conference Series

ASIS International

1955 Alexandria VA USA G v

Asocatia Latinâ pentru Analiza Sistemor de Sânàtate

1989 Barcelona Spain D

Asociación Andina de Empresas e Instituciones de Servicio de Agua Potable y Saneamiento

ANDESAPA 1986 Quito Ecuador D

Asociación Centroamericana de Sociologia

ACAS 1974 Guatemala Guatemala D v

Asociación de Conservación de los Ecosistemas Andinos

ECOAN Cusco Peru G

Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integración

AUALCPI 1993 Bogota Colombia D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Sociologia de las Organizaciones y la Comunicación

AISOC D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Parques Cementerios y Servicios Funderarios

ALPAR 1988 Medellin Colombia D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Plantas de Rendimiento

ALAPRE 2012 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad

ALAS Miami FL USA J

Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad Vial

ALSEV G

Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica

ACCA 1999 Lima Peru G

Associação de Cientistas Sociais de Religião do MERCOSUR

ACSRM 1994 Buenos Aires Argentina E v

Associated Country Women of the World

ACWW 1930 London UK B

Associated Research Centres for the Urban Underground Space

Doetinchem Canada E

Association Caritative et Humanitaire des Ordres de Chevalerie

ACHOC Saint-Jean de Braye France J Humanitarian Organizations

Association européenne de cyclosport

AEC 2003 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence France G

Association Européenne de membres de Corps et Organismes Publics de Sécurité et de Défense

AECOPSD Port-Vendres France G

Association européenne des villes de la toison d'or

1970 Rosières Belgium D

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Childhood Education International

ACEI 1892 Washington DC USA G Professional Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

Association for Community Colleges

ACC 1999 Skopje North Macedonia D v

Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture

ACADIA 1981 G

Association for Cultural Equity

ACE 1983 New York NY USA N

Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst

AECC 1985 Brussels Belgium D

Association for European Transport

AET 1998 Henley-in-Arden UK D

Association for Preservation Technology International

APT International 1968 Springfield IL USA G

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