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 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

Association of Southern African National Road Agencies

ASANRA Lilongwe Malawi D

Association of Telecommunication Enterprises of the Andean Community

1974 Quito Ecuador D g IGOs

Association of Telemessaging Services International

ATSI 1946 Atkinson NH USA N

Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the EU

CAOBISCO 1959 Brussels Belgium E

Association of the Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific

AESIEAP 1975 Nonthaburi Thailand D

Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry

1972 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the European Heating Industry

EHI 2002 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the European Self-Medication Industry

1964 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry

1982 Barcelona Spain F

Association of the Mediterranean Regulators for Electricity and Gas

MEDREG 2006 Milan Italy E IGOs

Association of the Mediterranean Transmission System Operators

Med-TSO 2012 Rome Italy D

Association of the Processed Cheese Industry in the EU

1964 Brussels Belgium E

Association of University Research Parks

AURP 1986 Tucson AZ USA F

Association of University Technology Managers

AUTM 1974 Oakbrook Terrace IL USA G

Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa

WOMESA 2007 Mombasa Kenya D

Association pour la réhabilitation et le transfert humanitaires d'équipements médicaux et d'installations de santé

ARTHEMIS 1997 N Humanitarian Organizations

Association Réalités et Relations Internationales

ARRI 1973 Paris France G

Association régionale pour le développement de la coopération industrielle internationale

ADECI 1980 Marseille France G

Association transfrontalière du pôle européen de développement

PED 1985 Longwy France F g European Union Bodies, IGOs

ASTP-Proton

2013 Leiden Netherlands F

ATAF - Association internationale de transporteurs aériens

1950 Paris France D

Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea

PAL 1974 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

ATM Industry Association

ATMIA 1997 J

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