SDG 11 Synthesis Report (2018)

SDG 11 Synthesis Report (2018)


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Goal 11, one of the 17 SDGs, is about all of these dimensions, with a specific focus on urban areas and settings. This synthesis report is the first publication showing the progress, challenges and opportunities of global monitoring of this Sustainable Development Goal. This report complements the 2018 Secretary-General’s Progress Report on SDGs which shows progress in the form of storylines, and the 2018 Secretary General’s first quadrennial report on progress made in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

As highlighted by this synthesis report, the global challenges and opportunities for sustainable development are intimately interlinked. This report places special emphasis on the added value of sustainable urbanization as an enabler for achieving global prosperity and sustainability. The report identifies these connections and interlinkages, particularly the positive and negative associations between urban-related SDG targets with other targets, and with various global and regional agendas and initiatives.


UN-Habitat - UN Human Settlements Programme




Climate Change





Local Economic Development


Planning & Design


Resilience & Risk Reduction

Waste Management

Water & Sanitation

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

New Urban Agenda Commitments

Building urban governance structures to establish a supportive framework
Capacity Development
Environmentally Sustainable and Resilient Urban Development
Information Technology and Innovation
Mobilization of Financial Resources
Planning and Managing Urban Spatial Development
Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Prosperity and Opportunities for All
Sustainable Urban Development for Social Inclusion and Ending Poverty


report cover

Related Resources