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 stainless association

worldstainless 1995 Brussels Belgium F y

World Steel Association

worldsteel 1967 Brussels Belgium C t

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 London UK B

World War I Aeroplanes

1961 Red Hook NY USA N

World Water Council

WWC 1996 Marseille France C y

World Waterpark Association

WWA 1980 Overland Park KS USA G

World Wide Web Consortium

W3C 1994 E

World Wide Web Foundation

2009 Washington DC USA F f

World Wind Energy Association

WWEA 2001 Bonn Germany C yt

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 Switzerland G

Worldwide Network of the Experiment in International Living

Federation EIL 1932 Washington DC USA F y

Worldwide Partners Alliance

WPA 2010 Kowloon Hong Kong J

Worldwide Quality EXpress System /Network/

WQXS Network 1995 Brussels Belgium F

Worldwide TV-FM DX Association

1961 Somersville CT USA N


1991 Bainbridge Island WA USA N

X.Org Foundation

2004 N f


1997 Geneva Switzerland G

Young Asian Biological Engineers’ Community


Young European Leadership

YEL Brussels Belgium F

Young Phycological Society International

YPSI 2012 Chennai India D

YoungShip International


Youth For Public Transport

Y4PT 2009 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek Belgium F

Youth for Road Safety

YOURS 2010 Culemborg Netherlands E

Youth for Technology Foundation

YTF 2000 Louisville KY USA G f

Zentrum für Wissenschaftliche Kommunikation mit Ibero-America

Tübingen Germany G

Zero Emissions Platform

ZEP 2005 Brussels Belgium F

Zero Energy Mass Custom Home Network

ZEMCH 2010 E

Zero Waste International Alliance

ZWIA 2003 J

ZigBee Alliance

2002 Davis CA USA G

Zircon Industry Association

ZIA London UK C t