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

Asociación Latinoamericana de Plantas de Rendimiento


Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad


Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo


Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad Vial


Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociologia


Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociologia del Trabajo

ALAST 1993 Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Panamericana de Tecnólogos Médicos

APTM 1992 D

Asociación Panamericana para la Conservación

APPC 2005 Colón Panama G

Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica

ACCA 1999 Lima Peru G


1990 New York NY USA G

Assemblée européenne des étudiants en architecture

EASA 1981 S c

Associated Country Women of the World

ACWW 1930 London UK B

Association Caritative et Humanitaire des Ordres de Chevalerie

ACHOC Saint-Jean-de-Braye France J

Association Coopérative des Automobilistes et des motocyclistes des Secrétariats et Bureaux des organisations Internationales et des institutions Accrédités

CASBIA 1926 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland E

Association de recherche et de formation sur l'insertion en Europe

ARFIE 1992 Brussels Belgium D

Association des Centres de recherche sur l'Utilisation Urbaine du Sous-sol

ACUUS 1983 Dollard-des-Ormeaux QC Canada E

Association des chambres de commerce et d'industrie européennes

EUROCHAMBRES 1958 Brussels Belgium E ty

Association des constructeurs européens de motocycles

ACEM 1994 Brussels Belgium F t

Association européenne de cyclosport

AEC 2003 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence France G

Association Européenne de membres de Corps et Organismes Publics de Sécurité et de Défense

AECOPSD Port-Vendres France G

Association européenne de transfert embryonnaire

AETE Paris France D

Association européenne des formateurs du transport

EuroTra 1990 Brussels Belgium D

Association Européenne des Trésors et Musées d'Eglises

Europae Thesauri 2004 D

Association européenne des villes de la toison d'or

1970 Rosières Belgium D

Association européenne pour le fleurissement et le paysage

AEFP 1996 D

Association for Better Land Husbandry

ABLH 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Association for Community Colleges

ACC 1999 Skopje North Macedonia D v

Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture


Association for Cultural Equity

ACE 1983 New York NY USA N

Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst

AECC 1985 Brussels Belgium D

Association for European Transport

AET 1998 Henley-in-Arden UK D

Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas

APOYOnline 1989 Rockville MD USA G v

Association for Preservation Technology International

APT International 1968 Springfield IL USA G

Association for Safe International Road Travel

ASIRT 1995 Potomac MD USA G

Association for Security in HealthCare Information Systems

ASHCS Brussels Belgium J

Association for Teacher Education in Europe

ATEE 1976 Brussels Belgium D

Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine

AAAM 1957 Barrington IL USA G

Association for the Cohesive Development of the Amazon

1985 Manaus Brazil G

Association for the Promotion of African Community Initiatives

1980 F

Association for the Sociology of Religion

ASR 1938 Muncie IN USA N

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

ASALH 1915 Washington DC USA G

Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations

ASCAC Los Angeles CA USA G

Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research

ATLAS 1991 Arnhem Netherlands D

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

ATBC 1963 Sao Paulo Brazil C

Association for World Education

AWE 1970 Portland ME USA C

Association Française d'Études Européennes

AFÉE 1965 Pessac France G

Association franco-européenne de Waterloo

1986 Nivelles Belgium G

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Association francophone du tourisme d'affaires

AFTA 2003 Paris France G

Association international du Clocher de Collioure

2016 Collioure France N