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

BEMA - The Baking Industry Suppliers Association

1918 Overland Park KS USA G Professional Bodies

Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law

1974 Wijk bij Duurstede Netherlands D

Benelux Convention on Trade Marks

1962 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs

Benelux Deployable Air Task Force

DATF 1996 T g Treaties, IGOs

Beryllium Science and Technology Association

BeST Brussels Belgium D

BestCities Global Alliance

2000 Singapore Singapore F

Better World International

Gainesville FL USA G

BFS International Operators Association

BFS IOA 1988 Nørre Alslev Denmark E

Bicycles for Humanity

B4H 2007 G Humanitarian Organizations


1905 Bagsvaerd Denmark C v

Bio-based Industries Consortium

BIC 2012 Brussels Belgium D

Biotechnology Innovation Organization

BIO 1993 Washington DC USA G

Black and Azov Seas Ports Association

BASPA 1999 Illichivsk Ukraine E

Black Sea Region Association of Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers

BRASS 1993 D

Black Women in Europe Social Media Group


BNVKI-AIABN: Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence

BNVKI-AIABN 1981 Eindhoven Netherlands D

Board of European Students of Technology

BEST 1988 Brussels Belgium F

Brand Registry Group


Branded Content Marketing Association

BCMA 2003 London UK C

Bridges International

Austin TX USA G

Bridges Organization: Art and Mathematics

Towson MD USA N

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