Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Sustainable Cities & Communities

Goal 11 is about making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Cities represent the future of global living. The world’s population reached 8 billion on 2022 over half living in urban areas. This figure is only expected to rise, with 70 per cent of people expected to live in cities by 2050. Approximately 1.1 billion people currently live in slums or slum-like conditions in cities, with 2 billion more expected in the next 30 years.

However many of these cities are not ready for this rapid urbanisation, and it outpaces the development of housing, infrastructure and services, which led to a rise in slums or slum-like conditions.

Urban sprawl, air pollution and limited open public spaces persist in cities.

Good progress has been made since the implementation of the SDGs in 2015, and now the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies has doubled. But issues still remain and in 2022, only half of the urban population had convenient access to public transport.

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way urban spaces are built and managed.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Pan American Surf Association

PASA 1992 Lima Peru D

Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association

PARIMA Singapore Singapore D

Pan-European Network for Care of Survivors after Childhood and Adolescent Cancer

PanCare 2008 Bussum Netherlands D

Pantera International

PI 1975 Fillmore CA USA N

Parc des trois pays - Espace ouvert sans frontières

1993 Eupen Belgium F g

Parlamento Latinoamericano

PARLATINO 1964 Panama Panama F g

Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

OSCE PA 1991 Copenhagen Denmark F g


1993 Brussels Belgium E g

Partner Community Council

PCC EMEA 1992 Irving TX USA E


1991 Aarwangen Switzerland F

Partnership for African Social and Governance Research

PASGR 2011 Nairobi Kenya F

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

Pax Romana, International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs

ICMICA 1947 Geneva Switzerland F y

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