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

British Council

1934 London UK G

Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development

2010 Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs

Broadband Forum

1991 Fremont CA USA F

Broadband Wireless Association

BWA 1993 N

Broadcast Network Europe

BNE Brussels Belgium F

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, International

1863 Cleveland OH USA G Trade and Labour Unions

Brücke-Le pont

1995 Fribourg Switzerland G


2004 Brussels Belgium G

Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue

1991 Vienna Austria G

Budapest Union for the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure

1977 Geneva Switzerland F gy International Federations, IGOs

Builders Exchange Network

BXNet 1948 Kanata ON Canada N

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y International Federations

Building and Wood Workers' International

BWI 2005 Carouge Switzerland B Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations

Building Industry Consulting Service International

BICSI 1977 Tampa FL USA D

Building Markets

2004 New York NY USA N Humanitarian Organizations

Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA 1907 Washington DC USA G

Building Service Contractors Association International

BSCAI 1965 Chicago IL USA G

BuildingSMART International

1994 Kettering UK F

Bureau international des containers et du transport intermodal

BIC 1933 Paris France E Professional Bodies

Bureau international du béton manufacturé

BIBM 1954 Brussels Belgium D

Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

BIAC 1962 Paris France E y International Federations

Business Information Industry Association

BIIA 2005 Hong Kong Hong Kong C


1958 Brussels Belgium D

BWI Latin American and Caribbean Regional Office

Panama Panama K

BWI Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Subang Jaya Malaysia K

Cable Europe

1955 Brussels Belgium D


Louisville CO USA D


1993 Canberra Australia G


2002 Montréal QC Canada J


1985 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D

CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium

CAR 2 CAR 2002 Braunschweig Germany D

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum

CSLF 2003 Washington DC USA F g IGOs

Cargo Rail Europe

1954 Zurich Switzerland D

Caribbean Association for Plant Science, Industry, Commerce and Use in Medicine

CAPSICUM 2008 Castries St Lucia G

Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce

CAIC 1955 Maraval Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Association of Medical Technologists

CASMET 1954 Nassau Bahamas D v

Caribbean Association of Technologists, Technicians and Craftsmen

CATTAC 1998 Freeport Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System

CASSOS 2008 Kingston Jamaica F g IGOs

Caribbean Council for Science and Technology

CCST 1980 Newtown Trinidad-Tobago E g IGOs

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Engineering and Technical Professionals

CETP Carapichaima Trinidad-Tobago G Professional Bodies

Caribbean Knowledge Management Centre

CKMC 1977 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago E g IGOs

Caribbean Med Labs Foundation

CMLF Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago F f Foundations

Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control

Caribbean MOU 1996 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

Caribbean Pacific Foundation

CPF 2013 Sandy UT USA N f Foundations

Caribbean Postal Union

CPU 1998 Castries St Lucia D g IGOs

Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network

CTCS Network 1985 St Michael Barbados K

Caribbean Telecommunications Partnership


Caribbean Telecommunications Union

CTU 1988 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago D gy International Federations, IGOs

CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement

1996 T g Treaties, IGOs