Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure


Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure

Manufacturing is an important driver of economic development and employment. At the current time, however, manufacturing value added per capita is only US$100 in the least developed countries compared to over US$4,500 in Europe and Northern America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of Carbon Dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have decreased over the past decade in many countries but the pace of decline has not been even around the world.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. There needs to be more investments in high-tech products that dominate the manufacturing productions to increase efficiency and a focus on mobile cellular services that increase connections between people.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

5G World Alliance

2015 J

Acts of the International Telecommunication and Radio Conferences

1947 T g Treaties, IGOs

ADSC - International Association of Foundation Drilling

1972 Irving TX USA N

Adventist World Radio

1971 Silver Spring MD USA K

Africa Top Level Domain Organization

AfTLD D

African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute

AFRALTI 1987 Nairobi Kenya E j Institutes

African Airlines Association

AFRAA 1968 Nairobi Kenya D

African Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation

ACDD 2005 Kettering OH USA N

African Engineers Forum

AEF 1995 Midrand South Africa F

African Innovation Foundation

AIF 2009 Zurich Switzerland G f Foundations

African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology

AIBST Harare Zimbabwe N j Institutes

African Paddling Association

APA 1988 Claremont South Africa N

African Radio Drama Association

ARDA 1994 Lagos Nigeria N

African Technology Forum

ATF 1988 Cambridge MA USA N

African Telecommunications Union

ATU 1999 Nairobi Kenya D g IGOs

African-European Radio Astronomy Platform

AERAP 2012 Brussels Belgium J

Air Line Pilots Association, International

ALPAI 1931 Washington DC USA G

AirAsia Foundation

2012 Sepang Malaysia G f Foundations

Airborne Connections

Canterbury Australia G

Aircraft Engineers International

AEI 1972 Leimuiden Netherlands C

Airline Group of IFORS

AGIFORS 1961 Southlake TX USA E v

Airline Passenger Experience Association

APEX 1979 New York NY USA N Professional Bodies

Airline Telecommunication and Information Services

1949 Brussels Belgium F

Airlines Association of Southern Africa

AASA Johannesburg South Africa D

Airlines for America

A4A 1936 Washington DC USA G

Airport Regions Conference

ARC 1994 Brussels Belgium F

Airports Council International - European Region

ACI EUROPE 1991 Brussels Belgium E

Airship Association

1971 London UK N v

Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue

Berlin Germany N

Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals

ATTP J y Professional Bodies, International Federations

American Canal Society

ACS 1972 Freemansburg PA USA N

American Concrete Institute

ACI 1904 Farmington Hills MI USA G j Institutes

American Helicopter Society International

AHS International 1943 Fairfax VA USA N

American Road and Transportation Builders Association

ARTBA 1902 Washington DC USA G

Antenna Technology

1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Anti-Phishing Working Group

APWG 2003 G

Appropriate Technology Asia

ATA London UK G

Arab Air Carriers Organization

AACO 1965 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Group for Muslim-Christian Dialogue

AGMCD 1995 Beirut Lebanon K

Arab Permanent Postal Commission

APPC 1952 Cairo Egypt D g IGOs

Arab Satellite Communications Organization

ARABSAT 1976 Riyadh Saudi Arabia D g IGOs

Arab Science and Technology Foundation

ASTF 2000 Sharjah United Arab Emirates F f Foundations

Arab Society for Ethics in Science and Technology

ASEST Alexandria Egypt G

Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials

AUCBM 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D y International Federations

Arab World Internet Institute

AW2I Kensington MD USA D j Institutes

ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations

AFEO 1980 Petaling Jaya Malaysia E

ASEAN International Airports Association

AAA 1982 Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam E

ASEAN Membrane Science and Technology Society

AMSTS 2002 Johor Bahru Malaysia D

ASEAN Ports Association

APA 1975 Kuantan Malaysia E

Asia and Pacific Internet Association

APIA 1997 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

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