Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. In the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape and increasing inequalities, sustained growth must include industrialization that first of all, makes opportunities accessible to all people, and second, is supported by innovation and resilient infrastructure.

Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, global manufacturing – considered an engine of overall economic growth – has been steadily declining due to tariffs and trade tensions. The manufacturing decline caused by the pandemic has further caused serious impacts on the global economy.

This is primarily due to high inflation, energy price shocks, persistent disruptions in the supply of raw materials and intermediate goods, and global economic deceleration.

While LDCs in Asia have made considerable progress, African LDCs would need to change the current trajectory and accelerate progress significantly to attain the target by 2030. However, medium-high and high-technology industries demonstrated robust growth rates.

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

4iP Council EU

2013 Brussels Belgium J j

4M Association


5G Americas

2002 Bellevue WA USA G

5G Automotive Association

5GAA 2016 Munich Germany C

5G World Alliance

5GWA 2015 C


Brussels Belgium E y

AACE International

1956 Fairmont WV USA F v

Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability

UCPBL Aalborg Denmark G


1932 Baltimore MD USA G y

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 Washington DC USA E y

Académie internationale de la pipe

AIP 1984 Llangollen UK E


2015 Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe Belgium F

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


1923 Montréal QC Canada G


2007 Jerusalem Israel N

ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering

ESEC/FSE 1987 S c

ACP/LDC Sugar Industries Group

ACP Sugar 1952 Royston UK E g


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

AFL 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 E

Acts of the International Telecommunication and Radio Conferences

1947 T g

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

Additional Act of Monaco 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

Advanced Cell Technology Industrial Platform

ACTIP 1990 Houten Netherlands F t

Advanced Textiles Association

ATA 1912 Roseville MN USA D t

Adventist World Radio

1971 Silver Spring MD USA K

Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe

ACARE 2001 D

Aeromedical Society of Australasia

AeroMed Australasia 1985 Westmead NSW Australia 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 Development Interchange Network

ADIN 1985 Douala Cameroon G