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

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

Protocol to Amend the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children

1947 T g

Protocol to the Agreement on the Régime for Central American Integration Industries

1963 T g

Protocol to the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts

1982 T g

Protocol to the European Agreement on Social Security Schemes Relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

1953 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol to the European Convention on the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, on the Protection of Television Productions

2001 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol to the European Interim Agreement on Social Security other Than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

1953 Strasbourg France T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration - Central American Uniform Customs Code

1963 T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration - Emergency Measures to Protect the Balance of Payments, 1968

1968 T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration - Emergency Measures to Protect the Balance of Payments, 1973

1973 T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration - List of Merchandise Subject to Temporary Exceptions to the Free Trade between Costa Rica and Each of the other Member States

1962 T g

Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration, 1993

Guatemala Protocol 1993 T g

Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community Relating to Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Right of Establishment

2018 T g

Protocole D'application de la Convention Alpine de 1991 dans le Domaine du Tourisme

1998 T g

Protocolo de Integración Educativa y Reconocimiento de Certificados, Titulos y Estudios de Nivel Primario y Medio no Técnico

1994 T g

ProVeg International

Washington DC USA F

Provisional Agreement Respecting the Whangpoo Conservancy

1912 T g

Public Safety Communication Europe

PSC Europe Brussels Belgium F

Pueblito Canada

1975 Toronto ON Canada G

Purple Martin Conservation Association

1986 Erie PA USA N

PYXERA Global

1990 Washington DC USA G

Quaker United Nations Office

QUNO 1926 Geneva Switzerland E

QUALANOD

1974 Zurich Switzerland E

r3.0

Berlin Germany F

Radionavigation Interstate Council of the CIS

1993 Minsk Belarus E g

Railway Transport Committee of the Maghreb

1964 Algiers Algeria E g

Rainbow Warriors International

RWI 1995 Oranjestad Aruba E

Rainforest Action Network

RAN 1985 San Francisco CA USA F

Rainforest Alliance

1987 New York NY USA C

RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center

ISDP Arlington VA USA G

Range Rover Register

RRR 1985 London UK N

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

1984 Lund Sweden G j

Rare

1973 Arlington VA USA G

Raymond Lemaire International Centre for the Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings

RLICC 1976 Leuven Belgium G

Rayne Foundation

1962 London UK N f

RCAR

1972 Selkirk MB Canada C

Re:wild

Austin TX USA G

REACH ALLIANCE

2017 E

Reach Out to Asia

ROTA 2005 Doha Qatar G

Reall

1989 Coventry UK G

Recommendation Complémentaire à la Convention Concernant la Sécurité dans L'utilisation des Produits Chimiques au Travail

1990 T g

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