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

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

AIIB 2014 Beijing China F g

Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association

AIEA Tokyo Japan D

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Thailand F j

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Institute of Transport Development

AITD 1989 Delhi India G j

Asian Joint Committee on Plasma Surface Engineering


Asian Licensing Association

Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Media Information and Communication Centre

AMIC 1971 Manila Philippines E

Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology

ANENT 2004 Vienna Austria F g

Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems

ASIALICS Shanghai China F

Asian Network of Analytical Chemistry

ANAC 1984 Saga Japan F

Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology

ANCST 2013 Bangi Malaysia F

Asian Network on Standardization and Harmonization in Laboratory Medicine

ANCLS 1999 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

ANGOC 1979 Quezon City Philippines D y

Asian Pacific Association for Medical Informatics

APAMI 1986 D

Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering

APCChE 1975 Melbourne VIC Australia D

Asian Pacific Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association Branches

1981 Palmerston North New Zealand E

Asian Paint Industry Council

APIC 1985 Tokyo Japan D t

Asian Pavement Engineering Society

APES 2017 D

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D t

Asian Productivity Organization

APO 1961 Tokyo Japan D g

Asian Railway Operators Association

AROA Cranleigh UK D

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Japan D

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives

ARENA 1983 F

Asian Science Park Association

ASPA 1997 Daegu Korea Rep D

Asian Secondary Mortgage Market Association


Asian Society for Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

ASCPaLM 2002 D

Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology

ASPEN Yokohama Japan D

Asian Society of Experimental Mechanics

ASEM 1997 J

Asian Society of Natural Products

ASNP Seongnam Korea Rep D

Asian Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

ASSMO 2014 D

Asian Technology Information Programme

ATIP Albuquerque NM USA N

Asian Telecom and Information Exchange Forum

ATIE 1995 J c

Asian Union of Thermal Science and Engineering

AUTSE 2015 D

Asian Welding Federation

AWF 2004 Singapore Singapore D

Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation

ASOCIO 1984 New Taipei City Taiwan D t

Asian-Oceanic Postal Convention

1961 T g

Asian-Pacific Postal College

APPC 1970 Bangkok Thailand F g

Asian-Pacific Postal Union

APPU 1962 Bangkok Thailand C g

Asiania Parachute Federation

1994 Coolum QLD Australia D

ASIS International

1955 Alexandria VA USA G v

ASM International

ASM 1913 Materials Park OH USA G v

Asociación Centroamericana, del Caribe y Mexicana de Animales de Laboratorio


Asociación de Centros de Convenciones del Caribe y Latinoamérica

ACCCLATAM 2016 Salta Argentina D

Asociación de Combustibles Eficientes de Latinoamérica

ACELA 2015 Mexico City Mexico J

Asociación de la Industrias de Alimentación Animal de América Latina y Caribe

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Uruguay D t

Asociación de las Camaras de Comercio e Industria del Mediterraneo

ASCAME 1982 Barcelona Spain F t

Asociación de las Televisiones Educativas y Culturales Iberoamericanas

ATEI 1992 Valencia Spain F

Asociación Iberoamericana de Gas Licuado del Petróleo

AIGLP 1986 Rio de Janeiro Brazil D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingenieria

ASIBEI 1999 Bogota Colombia D