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

Association of Telecommunication Enterprises of the Andean Community

1974 Quito Ecuador D g

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 Heating Industry

EHI 2002 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the European Self-Care Industry

1964 Brussels Belgium D

Association of the Mediterranean Regulators for Electricity and Gas

MEDREG 2006 Milan Italy E

Association of the Mediterranean Transmission System Operators

Med-TSO 2012 Rome Italy D

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 of Working Communities of the Alpine Regions

1989 Innsbruck Austria E

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


Association pour la route Centre Europe-Atlantique

ARCEA 1967 Mâcon France E

Association pour le développement agro-industriel du Sahel

ADAIS 1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G

Association pour les Produits Propres et Parentéraux

A3P 1986 Lyon France G

Association Radiodays Europe

RDE Stockholm Sweden E c

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 technique de l'industrie européenne des lubrifiants

ATIEL 1976 Brussels Belgium D

Association transfrontalière du pôle européen de développement

PED 1985 Longwy France F g


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

Atlas Service Corps

2006 Washington DC USA G

ATM Industry Association

ATMIA 1997 J


2010 C y

Audio Engineering Society

AES 1948 New York NY USA F

Australasian Association for Engineering Education

AAEE 1989 Barton ACT Australia G

Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council

AAGSC 1982 D

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

ACPSEM 1977 Mascot NSW Australia G

Australasian College of Road Safety

ACRS 2013 Mawson ACT Australia N

Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering


Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-Learning

ACODE 1993 Canberra ACT Australia G

Australasian Fluids and Thermal Engineering Society

AFTES Barton ACT Australia G

Australasian Network for Ecology and Transportation


Australasian Particle Technology Society

APTS 1998 G

Australasian Railway Association

ARA Canberra ACT Australia N

Australasian Road Rescue Organisation

ARRO 1996 Cannonvale QLD Australia G

Australasian Sleep Technologists Association

ASTA 1995 Perth WA Australia G

Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology

ASTT 1991 Greenwood WA Australia G

Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology

ASCEPT Hamilton NSW Australia G

Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association

ASSTA 1988 Canberra ACT Australia N

Australasian Sports Technology Alliance

ASTA Bundoora VIC Australia D

Australasian Telephone Collectors Society

ATCS Moorebank NSW Australia N

Australasian Tunnelling Society

ATS 1972 Kingston SA Australia G

Australasian Universities Building Education

AUBEA 1975 Adelaide SA Australia N

Australasian Wind Engineering Society

AWES 1985 Brisbane QLD Australia G

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

Austrian Society for Environment and Technology

Vienna Austria G