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 Americas

2002 Bellevue WA USA J

5G Infrastructure Association

5G IA Brussels Belgium E

5G World Alliance

2015 J


Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

AACE International

1956 Morgantown WV USA F v

Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability

Aalborg Centre Ålborg Denmark G

abc Foundation

2008 Miami FL USA J f Foundations

Academic Network EUropean and Global ENgineering Education


Access Exchange International

AEI 1991 San Francisco CA USA G

Accord Européen Concernant la Sécurité Sociale des Bateliers de la Navigation Intérieure

1993 T g Treaties, IGOs

Accord européen sur les grandes routes de trafic international

1975 T g Treaties, IGOs


1989 D

Act Regarding Navigation and Economic Cooperation between the States of the Niger Basin

1963 T g Treaties, IGOs

Acting for Life

1973 Le Bourget France G Humanitarian Organizations

Action for Post-Soviet Jewry

APSJ 1975 Waltham MA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration

ETC Group 1983 Val-David QC Canada F

Actions for Genuine Democratic Alternatives

AGENDA Monrovia Liberia F

Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association

AIPIA 2012 Utrecht Netherlands J


2014 Helsinki Finland F

Acts of the International Telecommunication and Radio Conferences

1947 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Act to the 1925 Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

1961 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Convention Relating to the Liability of the Railway for Death of and Personal Injury

1966 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Convention to the International Convention Signed at Rome on 23 Nov 1933 Concerning the Transport of Goods by Rail

CIM 1950 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment

1983 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Régime of Navigable Waterways of International Concern

1921 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

1997 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the EUROCONTROL International Convention Relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid

2001 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the European Convention for the Protection of Animals During International Transport

1979 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

ILO Tribunal 1946 Geneva Switzerland F g FAO Bodies, WHO Bodies, ILO Bodies, UNESCO Bodies, Staff Associations, IGOs

ADSC - International Association of Foundation Drilling

1972 Irving TX USA N

Adventist World Radio

1971 Silver Spring MD USA K

Aeromedical Society of Australasia

AeroMed Australasia 1985 Westmead Australia G

Aeronautical Repair Station Association

ARSA Alexandria VA USA N

Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

ASD 2004 Brussels Belgium D

Aerospace Medical Association

ASMA 1929 Alexandria VA USA G y International Federations

Africa Club

1980 Lomé Togo F y International Federations, Clubs

Africa Infrastructure Foundation

1995 Lagos Nigeria N f Foundations

Africa Top Level Domain Organization


Africa Transport Policy Program

SSATP Washington DC USA E g IGOs

Africa Travel Association

ATA 1975 Washington DC USA F

Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate

AfriAlliance Delft Netherlands E y International Federations

African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute

AFRALTI 1987 Nairobi Kenya E j Institutes

African Agricultural Technology Foundation

AATF 2003 Nairobi Kenya D f Foundations

African Airlines Association

AFRAA 1968 Nairobi Kenya D

African Biodiversity Conservation and Innovations Centre

ABCIC 2010 Nairobi Kenya D

African Centre for Technology Studies

ACTS 1982 Nairobi Kenya E

African Civil Aviation Commission

AFCAC 1969 Dakar Senegal D g IGOs

African Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation

ACDD 2005 Kettering OH USA N

African Commission on Agricultural Statistics

AFCAS 1961 Accra Ghana E g FAO Bodies, IGOs