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

Agreement on Special Maritime Border Zone

1954 T g

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

1908 T g

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

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

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

1980 T g

Agreement on the Conveyance in Transit of Deported Persons

1965 T g

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

1952 T g

Agreement on the Global Weather Experiment

1979 T g

Agreement on the Harmonisation of Fiscal Incentives to Industry

1973 T g

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

1972 T g

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

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

ASOR 1982 T g

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

ATP 1970 T g

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

1956 T g

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

1956 T g

Agreement on the Practical Application of the Provisions of Article 83bis of the Convention on International Civil Aviation

1994 T g

Agreement on the System of Central American Integrated Industries

1958 T g

Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment

1960 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement on the Transfer of Corpses

1973 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft

1979 T g

Agreement Providing for the Provisional Application of the Draft International Customs Conventions on Touring, on Commercial Road Vehicles and on the International Transport of Goods by Road

1949 T g

Agreement Regarding Certain Questions Connected with the Regime Applicable to Navigation on the Rhine

1939 T g

Agreement Regarding Cooperation in the Field of Civil Aviation

1951 T g

Agreement Regarding Documents of Identity for Aircraft Personnel, 1938

1938 T g

Agreement Regarding Documents of Identity for Aircraft Personnel, 1939

1939 T g

Agreement Regarding Documents of Identity for Aircraft Personnel, Brussels

1938 T g

Agreement Regarding Documents of Identity for Aircraft Personnel, Paris

1938 T g

Agreement Regarding Financial Guarantees to Certain Airlines, 1951

1951 T g

Agreement Regarding Financial Guarantees to Certain Airlines, 1955

1955 T g

Agreement Regarding Financial Guarantees to Certain Airlines, 1959

1959 T g

Agreement Regarding the Mutual Recognition of Documents of Identity for Aircraft Personnel

1938 T g

Agreement Regarding Tourist Traffic

1938 T g

Agreement Relating to a Joint Ocean Weather Station in the North Atlantic

1949 T g

Agreement Relating to Governmental Supervision of Airworthiness, Operation and Maintenance of Aeroplanes Involved under the Technical Cooperation Agreements between KLM, SAS, Swissair and UTA

1972 T g

Agreement Relating to the Establishment of a Reserve of Industrial Diamonds Upon the North American Continent

1943 T g

Agreement Relating to the Naval and Air Bases Leased to the United States of America

1941 T g

Agreement Respecting Documents of Identity for Aircraft Personnel, 1940

1940 T g

Agreement to Ban Smoking on International Passenger Flights

1994 T g

Agreement to Facilitate the Sanitary Control of Traffic

1955 T g

Agreement to Promote Compliance with the International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

1993 Rome RM Italy T g

Agreement with a View to the Administrative and Technical Re-organization of the Southern Railway Company's System

1923 T g

Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East

ALAWUC Cairo Cairo Egypt E gy

AgroCare

2008 Borchtlombeek Belgium C y

AgroEcology Fund

AEF 2012 F f

Aid to Children Without Parents

ACWP 1988 San Jose CA USA N v

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G

Aide internationale au développement et à l'enfance

AIDE Aublain Belgium G

Aide médicale et développement

AMD 1986 Grenoble France G

Air Baltic Corporation

1995 Riga Latvia F e

Air Line Pilots Association, International

ALPAI 1931 Washington DC USA G

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