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

4iP Council EU

2013 Brussels Belgium J

5G Americas

2002 Bellevue WA USA J

5G Automotive Association

5GAA 2016 Munich Germany C

5G Infrastructure Association

5G IA Brussels Belgium E

5G World Alliance

5GWA 2015 C


Brussels Belgium E y

AACE International

1956 Morgantown WV USA F v

Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability

Aalborg Centre Ålborg Denmark G

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 E y

Académie internationale de la pipe

AIP 1984 Wallasey UK E

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

Accord sur les Transports Routiers entre le Benelux et les Etats Baltes

1992 Brussels Belgium T g

Accountancy Europe

1986 Brussels Belgium D


2007 Jerusalem Israel N


1989 D

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney NSW Australia G

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

1963 T g

Acting for Life

1973 Le Bourget France G

Action for Post-Soviet Jewry

APSJ 1975 Waltham MA USA G

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 t


2014 Helsinki Finland F

Acts of the International Telecommunication and Radio Conferences

1947 T g

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

1961 T g

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

1966 T g

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

CIM 1950 T g

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

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

1921 T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

1997 Strasbourg France T g

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

1970 T g

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

2001 Strasbourg France T g

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

1979 Strasbourg France T g

Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

ILO Tribunal 1946 Geneva Switzerland F g

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 G

Aeronautical Repair Station Association

ARSA Alexandria VA USA N

Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

ASD 2004 Brussels Belgium D t

Aerospace Medical Association

ASMA 1929 Alexandria VA USA G y

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Infrastructure Foundation

1995 Lagos Nigeria N f

Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute

ALLPI 1990 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E gj

Africa Top Level Domain Organization


Africa Transport Policy Program

SSATP 1987 Washington DC USA E g

Africa Travel Association

ATA 1975 Washington DC USA F

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

AWIEF Cape Town South Africa F

Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate

AfriAlliance Delft Netherlands E y

Africa's Voices Foundation

Cambridge UK G f