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

Agreement Concerning Postal Parcels, 1969

1969 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Postal Travellers' Cheques, 1957

1957 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Specific Stability Requirements for Ro-ro Passenger Ships Undertaking Regular Scheduled International Voyages Between, to or from Designated Ports in North West Europe and the Baltic Sea

SOLAS AGR 1996 1996 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Telegraph and Telephone Circuits between Bujumbura and Kigali

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Application of the Agreement of 11 February 1977, in the Field of Gas-cooled Reactor Concepts and Technology

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Carriage of Persons and Goods by Road, 1958

1958 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Carriage of Persons and Goods by Road, 1971

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Preservation or the Re-establishment of the Rights of Industrial Property Affected by the World War

1920 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement Concerning the Regulations of Lake Inari by Means of the Kaitakoski Hydro - Electric Power Station and Dam

1959 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Transfers to and from Postal Cheque Accounts and Supplement Dealing with the Negotiation through Postal Cheque Accounts of Securities Made Payable at Postal Cheque Offices

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Transfers to and from Postal Cheque Accounts, 1957

1957 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Transfers to and from Postal Cheque Accounts, 1964

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Concerning Uniform Rules for the Marking of Navigable Waters

1962 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for Joint Financing of North Atlantic Ocean Stations

1974 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for the Co-ordination, Distribution and Use of Sound Broadcasting FM Channels in the 88-108 MHz Band

1980 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for the Mutual Safeguarding of Secrecy of Inventions Relating to Defence and for Which Applications for Patents Have Been Made

1960 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement for the Transfer of a Training Reactor and Enriched Uranium

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement of Madrid for the International Registration of Trademarks

1957 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Aerial Navigation with a View to the Application of Article 128 of the Treaty of Trianon

1927 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Aerial Navigation with a View to the Application of Article 144 of the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

1927 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Aerial Navigation with a View to the Application of Article 198 of the Treaty of Versailles

1926 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Aerial Navigation with a View to the Application of Article 89 of the Treaty of Neuilly

1927 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Certain Measures to Facilitate Customs Clearance of Products Covered by the ECSC Treaty Carried by Rail

1962 T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Agreement on Cooperation among Maritime Trade Shipping Organizations

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Cooperation in the Technical Supervision and the Classification of Ships

1961 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on General Conditions for the International Carriage of Passengers by Bus

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Governmental Supervision of the Operation of the Aeroplanes Involved under Technical Cooperation Agreements between Air France, Lufthansa and Sabena

1976 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Illicit Traffic by Sea, Implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1995 Strasbourg France T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Patents and Privileges of Invention

1911 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

2009 T g FAO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Research Participation and Technical Exchange in the In-pile CABRI and Annular Core Pulsed Reactor Research Programs Related to Fast Reactor Safety

1978 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Road Transport

1955 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Roads and Waterways

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Signs for Road Works

1955 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Special Equipment for the Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Use of Such Equipment for the International Transport of Some of Those Foodstuffs

1962 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Special Maritime Border Zone

1954 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Tariff of Navigation Dues at the Sulina Mouth of the Danube

1908 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Adoption of the Inter-American Manual on Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways

Agreement of Caracas 1979 Washington DC USA T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Application among the Member States of the European Communities of the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

1987 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Co-ordination of the Distribution of Channels for Mobile Maritime Service in the Band 2065 to 2107 Khz

1980 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Conveyance in Transit of Deported Persons

1965 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Exploitation and Conservation of the Maritime Resources of the South Pacific

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Global Weather Experiment

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Harmonisation of Fiscal Incentives to Industry

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Telecommunications Project on the Topic 'aerial Network with Phase Control'

1972 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Telecommunications Project on the Topic: Aerials with Reduced First Side-lobes and Maximum G/T Yield

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the International Carriage of Passengers by Road by Means of Occasional Coach and Bus Service

ASOR 1982 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for Such Carriage

ATP 1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Greenland and the Faeroe Islands

1956 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Iceland

1956 T g Treaties, IGOs

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