SDG 11 Synthesis Report 2018 on Sustainable Cities and Communities

In 2015, UN Member States adopted the historic 2030 Agenda, setting universal and transformative goals and targets, and committing to working tirelessly for their full implementation. To ensure that no one is left behind, it will be vital to track progress towards the goals.

This is why Member States follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals every year at the High-level Political Forum(HLPF). This event facilitates the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned.

Every year at the HLPF, member states discuss a thematic area that focuses on a group of related SDG indicators. This year’s theme is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies “. In 2018, SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities is one of the six goals (others are; Goal 6, 7, 12, 15 and 17) to be reviewed and discussed.

To support an in depth review of progress on Goal 11 to member states, UN-Habitat along with several other UN custodian agencies and partners have produced the SDG 11 Synthesis Report 2018 on Sustainable Cities and Communities (See Report here). This Report represents a joint position from the UN family on the global urban status on SDG 11 and other urban related global agendas such as the New Urban Agenda, Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework, etc. The report also explores the linkages within SDG 11 targets and the inter linkages between SDG 11 targets and other targets and indicators within other Goals.



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Highlights from the Synthesis Report.

Executive summary of the report

SDG 11 Synthesis Report2018 on cities andhuman settlements.


We are grateful to our partners and the various UN agencies for the contributions and inputs to the production of this SDG 11 synthesis report. We are grateful to the Andalusian Agency for Cooperation for Development (AACID) for its support to the production of this SDG 11 synthesis report.