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

Population and Community Development Association

PDA 1974 Bangkok Thailand G

Postal Operations Council

POC 1994 Bern Switzerland K g

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

PIK 1992 Potsdam Germany G j

Prehistoric Rock Art Trails

PRAT 2007 Santander Spain E

Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

CTBTO 1996 Vienna Austria E g

Presentation Brothers

1802 Cork Ireland R

Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF 1959 Toronto ON Canada G f

Prince Bernhard Centre for International Nature Conservation

Utrecht Netherlands G

Prison Fellowship International

PFI 1979 Washington DC USA F

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium

PETS 2000 S c

Privacy International

PI 1990 London UK F

Pro Patrimonio

National Trust of Romania 2000 London UK F

PRO SILVA

1989 Feldkirchen in Kärnten Austria D

Pro Terra Sancta Association

Jerusalem Israel G

Proact International

Usti nad Labem Czechia N

Product Safety Forum of Europe

PROSAFE 1991 Brussels Belgium F

Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection

PHAP 2010 Brussels Belgium F t

Profugo

2008 Ardmore PA USA G

Programme régional de Conservation de la zone Côtière et Marine en Afrique de l'Ouest

PRCM Nouakchott Mauritania E

Progressive Alliance

2013 Berlin Germany C y

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 Utrecht 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

Pages