SDGs – Philippines

Make Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable

The world’s population is constantly increasing. To accommodate everyone, we need to build modern, sustainable cities. For all of us to survive and prosper, we need new, intelligent urban planning that creates safe, affordable and resilient cities with green and culturally inspiring living conditions.

goal 11 in NUMBERs


Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

Provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons

Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

Significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

Reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities

Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning

Substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials


Goal 11 Indicators (Preliminary data from PSA).

goal 11 in action

List of Key Government Programs, Activities, or Projects (PAPs) Contributing to Goal 11.


Implementation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Waste Management

Pursuant to RA 6969 Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990, this program of the DENR-EMB covers the sound and proper management of industrial chemicals and hazardous wastes in all aspects of its life cycle

Assistance to LGUs in the Completion of the Comprehensive Land-Use Plans

To ensure rational land use and sustainable urban and regional development, Executive Order (EO) No. 72 provides for the preparation and implementation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) of LGUs

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