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

World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies

WOCAT 1992 Bern Switzerland K

World Packaging Organisation

WPO 1968 Vienna C y

World Paint and Coatings Industry Association

WPCIA 1976 J t

World PCO Alliance

Tokyo Japan D

World Petroleum Council

WPC 1933 London UK F

World Plastics Council

WPC 2014 Washington DC USA C y

World Plumbing Council

WPC 1990 F

World Ports Seminar

1982 S c

World Processing Tomato Council

WPTC 1998 Avignon France D

World Puja

1998 Yalaha FL USA N

World Reference Laboratory for Foot and Mouth Diseases

WRLFMD 1958 Pirbright UK G

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World Resources Forum Association

WRFA 2012 St Gallen Switzerland E y

World Road Association

PIARC 1909 Paris La Défense B y

World Schools Debating Championships

WSDC 1988 Ascot UK E

World Ship Society

WSS 1947 Mitcham UK F

World Ship Trust

1979 London UK N f

World Silambam Association

WSA 1999 Petaling Jaya Malaysia G

World Society for Transport and Land Use Research

WSTLUR Montréal QC Canada C

World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies

WSSET Nottingham UK C

World Steel Association

worldsteel 1967 Brussels Belgium C

World Technopolis Association

WTA 1997 Daejeon Korea Rep C

World Telecommunication Forum


World Telecommunication Policy Forum

WTPF Geneva Switzerland S cg

World Tourism Network

WTN 2020 Honolulu HI USA B y

World Trade Organization

WTO 1995 Geneva Switzerland B gt

World Transporter Bridges Association

2003 D

World Union Saint Gabriel

1953 Teplicka nad Vahom Slovakia F

World Universities Debating Council

WUDC 1981 E

World Vision International

WVI 1950 Uxbridge UK B

World War I Aeroplanes

1961 Red Hook NY USA N

World Waterpark Association

WWA 1980 Overland Park KS USA G

World Wide Web Consortium

W3C 1994 Cambridge MA USA E

World Wide Web Foundation

2009 Washington DC USA F f

World Wind Energy Association

WWEA 2001 Bonn Germany C y

World Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association

WWIEA 2008 Seoul Korea Rep C


London UK E y


1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

Worldscale Association

1969 London UK F e

Worldwide Airline Customer Relations Association

WACRA 1969 Vallejo CA USA D

Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group

WWACG Paray-Vieille-Poste France E

Worldwide Broker Network

WBN 1989 San Francisco CA USA C

Worldwide CDIO Initiative

Gothenburg Sweden F y

Worldwide DX Club

1966 Bad Homburg Germany G

Worldwide Ferry Safety Association

WFSA 2008 Brooklyn NY USA D

Worldwide Innovative Networking

WIN Villejuif France F

Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny G

Worldwide Network of the Experiment in International Living

Federation EIL 1932 Washington DC USA F y

Worldwide Partners Alliance

WPA 2010 Schiedam Netherlands J