Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. In the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape and increasing inequalities, sustained growth must include industrialization that first of all, makes opportunities accessible to all people, and second, is supported by innovation and resilient infrastructure.

Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, global manufacturing – considered an engine of overall economic growth – has been steadily declining due to tariffs and trade tensions. The manufacturing decline caused by the pandemic has further caused serious impacts on the global economy.

This is primarily due to high inflation, energy price shocks, persistent disruptions in the supply of raw materials and intermediate goods, and global economic deceleration.

While LDCs in Asia have made considerable progress, African LDCs would need to change the current trajectory and accelerate progress significantly to attain the target by 2030. However, medium-high and high-technology industries demonstrated robust growth rates.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Baltic Maritime Coordinating Meeting

MEPC BMCM 1987 Helsinki Finland S cg

Baltic Naval Squadron

BALTRON 1997 Tallinn Estonia F g

Baltic Pilotage Authorities Commission

BPAC 1981 Korsør Denmark D g

Baltic Ports Organization

BPO 1991 Gdynia Poland D

Baltic Postal Union

BPU 1994 Vilnius Lithuania D g

Baltic Road Association

BRA 1989 Tallinn Estonia D

Baltic Sea Conference of Ministers of Transport

Warsaw Poland S cg

Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission

BSHC 1983 Monte Carlo Monaco K g

Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

BKMC 2015 Vienna Austria E

Bangladesh Marine Academy

BMA 1972 Chittagong Bangladesh G

Banjul Protocol on Marks

1993 T g

Banque de développement des Etats de l'Afrique centrale

BDEAC 1975 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville F gy

Baptist World Aid Australia

1959 North Ryde NSW Australia G

Bariloche Foundation

1963 Bariloche Argentina G f

Basic Income Earth Network

BIEN 1986 London UK F

Bâtisseurs pour le développement en Afrique

Cotonou Benin G

Battelle Memorial Institute

BMI 1925 Columbus OH USA E j

Battery Council International

BCI 1924 Chicago IL USA G

Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organization

BOBP-IGO 2003 Chennai India E g

BBS Europe

Reeuwijk Netherlands G

BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

BCS 1957 Swindon UK J

BE User Group

Exton PA USA E

BEMA - The Baking Industry Suppliers Association

1918 Overland Park KS USA G t

Benelux Association for Trademark and Design Law

1974 Pijnacker Netherlands D t

Benelux Convention on Trade Marks

1962 Brussels Belgium T g

Benelux Deployable Air Task Force

DATF 1996 T g

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

BRPF 1963 Nottingham UK F f

Beryllium Science and Technology Association

BeST Brussels Belgium D

BestCities Global Alliance

2000 Singapore Singapore F

Better World International

Gainesville FL USA J

BFS International Operators Association

BFS IOA 1988 Nørre Alslev Denmark E

Bicycles for Humanity

B4H 2007 G

Big Data Value Association

BDVA Brussels Belgium E


1905 Bagsvaerd Denmark C vt

Bio-based Industries Consortium

BIC 2013 Brussels Belgium D t

Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

BBI JU 2014 E

Bioencapsulation Research Group

BRG 1990 Sucé sur Erdre France F

BioProtection Global


Biotechnology Innovation Organization

BIO 1993 Washington DC USA G

BIPAR - European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries

1937 Brussels Belgium D

BirdLife Europe

Brussels Belgium E

Black and Azov Seas Ports Association

BASPA 1999 Illichivsk Ukraine E

Black Sea Energy Research Centre

BSERC 2007 Sofia Bulgaria D

Black Sea Region Association of Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers

BRASS 1993 D

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

BSTDB 1998 Thessaloniki Greece F gt

Black Women in Europe Social Media Group

BWIESMG 2016 Halmstad Sweden G

Black, Caspian Seas and Central Asia Silk Association

BACSA 2005 Vratsa Bulgaria D

Bluetooth SIG

Kirkland WA USA F

BNVKI-AIABN: Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence

BNVKI-AIABN 1981 Eindhoven Netherlands D

Board of European Students of Technology

BEST 1988 Brussels Belgium F