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

Tourism Education Futures Initiative

TEFI 2006 Copenhagen Denmark F

Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Cities

TPO 2002 Busan Korea Rep D

Tourism Watch

1975 Berlin Germany G

Tourisme et développement solidaires

TDS 1998 Angers France G

Trade Unions International of Transport, Fisheries and Communication

TUI Transport 1953 B t

TRAFFIC International

1976 Cambridge UK F

Training Centre for Regional Integration

1993 Montevideo Uruguay E g

Traité de Sécurité Collective de la CEI

Traité de Tachkent 1992 T g


1998 London UK G

transform! europe

transform Vienna Austria E y

Translational Research In Oncology

TRIO Edmonton AB Canada G

Transport Corridor from Europe-Caucasus-Asia

TRACECA 1993 Baku Azerbaijan E g

Transport Research Arena


Transported Asset Protection Association Asia

TAPA Asia Singapore Singapore E

Transported Asset Protection Association Europe



2007 Magdeburg Germany E

TransWorld Development Initiatives

TWDI Brentwood MD USA G

Travel and Tourism Research Association

TTRA 1970 Whitehall MI USA G

Treaty Concerning Cooperation in the Field of Transport and Communications

1972 T g

Treaty Establishing the European Atomic Energy Community

Treaty of Rome 1957 T g

Treaty Establishing the European Coal and Steel Community

Treaty of Paris 1951 Brussels Belgium T g

Treaty on International Transport by Rail, 1852

1852 T g

Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments

1935 T g

Trickle Up Program

TUP 1979 F

Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management

1996 Falls Church VA USA E g

Trilateral Forum on North Pacific Security

S cg

Tripartite Agreement on Road Transport

1998 T g

Triratna Buddhist Community

1967 Ledbury UK F

Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center

1973 Turrialba Costa Rica E g

Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Africa

TICH Kisumu Kenya G j

Trust Fund for the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

UNEP/CMS Trust Fund Nairobi Kenya K fg

Tunza Southeast Asia Youth Environment Network

SEAYEN Singapore Singapore F

Turtle Conservancy

TC 2009 Ojai CA USA G

Turtle Conservation Fund

TCF 2002 F f

Turtle Island Restoration Network

TIRN 1997 Forest Knolls CA USA G

Turtle Survival Alliance

TSA 2001 Fort Worth TX USA F


1990 Gillingham UK G

Twelve Gates Foundation

2018 Sunnyside NY USA G f

Twin Cities International Association

TCIA 1991 D

TWOWEEKS International Volunteer Network

TWOWEEKS 2006 Harrow UK J

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

UN Environment WCMC 2000 E g

UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia

SPECA 1998 Geneva Switzerland E g

UNANIMA International

2002 New York NY F y

UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

1961 Bangkok Thailand E g

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Communication and Information

1948 Delhi India E g

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

UIL 1952 Hamburg Germany E gj

UNESCO International Research Network on Educational Resources

1992 Braunschweig Germany G

UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development

UNESCO MGIEP 2009 Delhi India E

UNESCO Observatory on Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts and Social Sciences in the Asia Pacific Regions

Melbourne VIC Australia N

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g