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

Association for Safe International Road Travel

ASIRT 1995 Potomac MD USA G

Association for Technology Implementation in Europe

TAFTIE Heukelum Netherlands D

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

AAAI 1979 Palo Alto CA USA G

Association for the Central Europe-Atlantic Road

1967 Mâcon France E

Association for the Protection of Industrial Property in the Arab World

1973 Zurich Switzerland E

Association for Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence

AUAI Stanford CA USA E c Conference Series

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

AUVSI 1972 Arlington VA USA N

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G Humanitarian Organizations

Association francophone des professionnels de l'expérience utilisateur

Flupa 2008 Antibes France E Professional Bodies

Association ibéro-américaine des technologies de l'eau et de l'irrigation

2008 D

Association Internationale des Conférenciers Professionnels de la Francophonie

AICPF Montréal QC Canada G Professional Bodies

Association internationale pour les technologies objets

AITO Genoa Italy D

Association l'e-développement

AEDEV 2001 Brunoy France G

Association nationale et internationale de loisirs de rencontres et d'éducation pour les enfants et adolescents précoces

ALREP Nîmes France N

Association of ACP National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Other Economic Operators

ACP Chambers 1981 Kingston Jamaica D

Association of African Managers and Partners of Roads

1995 Cotonou Benin D

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

AAPA 1966 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors - International

ACCED-I 1980 Fort Collins CO USA G

Association of Energy Engineers

AEE 1977 Atlanta GA USA N e Corporations, Companies

Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry

1958 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties

AECEF 1992 Prague Czech Rep D

Association of European Manufacturers of Gas Meters, Gas Pressure Regulators, Safety Devices and Stations

FARECOGAZ 1968 Cologne Germany D

Association of European Public Postal Operators

PostEurop 1992 Brussels Belgium D g IGOs

Association of European Radios

AER 1992 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European Railway Staff

1961 Avèze France D v

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers

ASERCOM Brussels Belgium D v

Association of European Space Industry

EUROSPACE 1961 Paris France D

Association of European Vehicle Logistics

ECG 1997 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European-level Research Infrastructure Facilities

ERF-AISBL Brussels Belgium D y International Federations

Association of Financial and Industrial Groups of Russia

Moscow Russia G

Association of Former United Nations Industry and Development Experts

AFIDE E United Nations Bodies, Alumni and Veterans

Association of Genetic Technologists

AGT 1975 Lenexa KS USA N v

Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe

AGILE 1998 Leuven Belgium D

Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry

HMEI 2001 Geneva Switzerland D

Association of Industrial Ceiling Manufacturers

TAIM 1988 Düsseldorf Germany D

Association of International Dressage Event Organizers

AIDEO Cappeln Germany D

Association of Internet Researchers

AoIR 1998 Chicago IL USA N

Association of Marina Industries

AMI 1986 Warren RI USA N Institutes

Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean

AMLC 1957 Miami FL USA D

Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports

MedCruise 1996 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain D

Association of Nordic Engineers

ANE 2007 Copenhagen Denmark D

Association of Pacific Ports

APP 1913 Clackamas OR USA D

Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries

1966 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Association of Power Utilities in Africa

APUA 1970 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D y International Federations

Association of Quality Control in the Lacquering, Painting and Coating Industry

QUALICOAT 1986 Zurich Switzerland D

Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASCCI 1992 Gaborone Botswana D

Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa

ASOCSA 2006 Bellville South Africa N

Association of Science-Technology Centers

ASTC 1973 Washington DC USA G

Association of South Pacific Airlines

ASPA 1979 Nadi Fiji D

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