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

Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

PCFV 2002 Nairobi Kenya E y

Partnership for Educational Revitalization in the Americas

PREAL 1995 Santiago Chile G

Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion

PRFI 2011 Washington DC USA E y

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport Foundation

SLoCaT Foundation 2014 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek Belgium F fy

Passive and Low-Energy Architecture

PLEA International 1981 Waging am See Germany F v

Pathfinder International

1957 Watertown MA USA F f

Patient Safety Movement

Irvine CA USA G

Patients Safety and Global Support Initiative

PSGSI Abuja Nigeria G

Patrimoine sans frontières

PSF 1992 Paris France G

Paul K Feyerabend Foundation

2006 J f

Pauvres Serviteurs de la Divine Providence

Don Calabria 1907 Rome Italy R

PCI Security Standards Council

PCI SSC 2006 Wakefield MA USA G

Peace and Life Enhancement Initiative International

PLEII 2009 Ijebu-Ode Nigeria G

Peace Containers

Atlanta GA USA G

Peace Education Center, Columbia University

1982 New York NY USA G

Peace House

Oklahoma City OK USA G

Peace Parks Foundation

1997 Stellenbosch South Africa F f


1990 Union NJ USA G

Pedals for Progress

1991 High Bridge NJ USA G

Penal Reform International

PRI 1989 London UK F

People and Plants International

PPI 1992 Bristol VT USA F v

People in Need

PIN 1992 Prague Czechia G

Performing and Fine Artists for World Peace

PFAWP 1986 Volcano HI USA F

Peri-Urban Regions Platform Europe

PURPLE 2004 Brussels Belgium F

Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators

COPEAM 1996 Rome Italy E y

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

La Garde France E

Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention

2003 Innsbruck Austria E g

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

PERSPECTIV 2003 Biebergemünd Germany D

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 Brazil F

Physical Security Interoperability Alliance

PSIA 2008 Santa Clara CA USA C

Plan Bleu pour l'environnement et le développement en Méditerranée

Plan Bleu 1977 Marseille France E g

Plan International

1937 Woking UK F

Plan Peace International

PPI Accra Ghana N

Planète Enfants & Développement

1984 Paris France G

Plant a Tree in Africa

PATIA Swindon UK N

Planta Europa

Uppsala Sweden F y


2008 Brussels Belgium E

Play for Change

2010 London UK F

Plus Europe Association

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 India G j

Population and Community Development Association

PDA 1974 Bangkok Thailand G

Postal Operations Council

POC 1994 Bern Switzerland K g