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

Association internationale des anciens d'EUROCONTROL

AIAE 1984 Brussels Belgium E v

Association Internationale des Journalistes de Cyclisme

AIJC Champigny-sur-Marne France D

Association Internationale des Skål Clubs

AISC 1934 Torremolinos Spain B

Association internationale des sociologues de langue française

AISLF 1958 Fribourg Switzerland C v

Association internationale pour la sécurité du transport des jeunes

AIST 1994 Paris France D

Association internationale villes et ports - réseau mondial des villes portuaires

AIVP 1988 Le Havre France D

Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires

AMARC 1983 Montréal QC Canada F

Association of African Planning Schools

AAPS 2002 Rondebosch South Africa D

Association of Applied Biologists

AAB 1904 Wellesbourne UK G

Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators

AECO 2003 Longyearbyen Norway C

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

AAPA 1966 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

AASSREC 1973 Canberra ACT Australia D

Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators

ACSWE 1997 Kingston Jamaica E

Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management

ACR+ 1994 Brussels Belgium D y

Association of College and University Housing Officers - International

ACUHO-I 1951 Columbus OH USA N

Association of Critical Heritage Studies

2012 C

Association of Destination Management Executives International

ADMEI 1995 Bastrop TX USA G

Association of Enterprise Architects


Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of European Manufacturers of Fire and Security Systems

EURALARM 1970 Zug Switzerland D

Association of European Manufacturers of Gas Meters, Gas Pressure Regulators, Safety Devices and Stations

FARECOGAZ 1968 Cologne Germany D

Association of European Schools of Planning

AESOP 1987 Reading UK D

Association of European Vehicle Logistics

ECG 1997 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Global Automakers

1964 Washington DC USA G

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

AGRM 1913 Colorado Springs CO USA G

Association of Landscape Architects of the Community of Independent States

ALACIS Moscow Russia N

Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia

AMDISA 1988 Hyderabad India D

Association of Medical Doctors of Asia

AMDA 1984 Okayama Japan G

Association of Mediterranean Maritime Museums

AMMM 1998 D

Association of Museums and Castles around the Baltic Sea

1991 Bauska Latvia D

Association of Muslim Social Scientists, UK

AMSS UK 1999 Richmond UK G

Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe

AMICE 2007 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Plastics Manufacturers

PlasticsEurope 1976 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International

APCO International 1935 Daytona Beach FL USA N

Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe

ASCE 2001 Maribor Slovenia D

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

ASAIHL 1956 Bangkok Thailand D

Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin-America

1985 Caracas Venezuela E y

Association of Working Communities of the Alpine Regions

1989 Innsbruck Austria E

Association of World Citizens

AWC 1975 Novato CA USA F

Association ouvrière des compagnons du devoir du Tour de France

AOCDTF 1941 Paris France N

Association pour la promotion de l'enseignement et de la recherche en aménagement et urbanisme


Association pour la réhabilitation et le transfert humanitaires d'équipements médicaux et d'installations de santé


Association technique de l'industrie européenne des lubrifiants

ATIEL 1976 Brussels Belgium D t

Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni

Rimini Italy G

Associazione di Studi Sociali Latinoamericani

ASSLA Sassari Italy G


1998 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso G

Atlantic Cities

2000 Rennes France D

Atlantic Salmon Trust

AST 1967 Perth UK F v

Atlas Service Corps

2006 Washington DC USA G

ATP World Tour

1990 London UK F