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 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 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 Egypt E gy


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

AIP Foundation

1999 Hanoi Vietnam F f

Air Baltic Corporation

1995 Riga Latvia F e

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration European Association

AREA 1988 Brussels Belgium D

Air Line Pilots Association, International

ALPAI 1931 Washington DC USA G

Air Navigation Convention

1919 T g

Air Serv International

1984 Warrenton VA USA G

Air Transport Action Group

ATAG 1990 Geneva Switzerland E y

Air Transport Research Society

ATRS 1995 College Park MD USA E

AirAsia Foundation

2012 Sepang Malaysia G f

Airborne Connections

Canterbury VIC Australia G

Aircraft Engineers International

AEI Leimuiden C

Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Working Group


Airline Ambassadors International

AAI 1996 Arlington VA USA G

Airline Catering Association

ACA Brussels C

Airline Group of IFORS

AGIFORS 1961 Southlake TX USA E v

Airline Passenger Experience Association

APEX 1979 New York NY USA N

Airline Sports and Cultural Association

ASCA 1947 Schwechat Austria D

Airlines Association of Southern Africa

AASA 2003 Johannesburg South Africa D

Airlines for America

A4A 1936 Washington DC USA G

Airlines International Representation in Europe

AIRE 1971 Brussels D


2009 Washington DC USA G

Airport Regions Council

ARC 1994 Brussels F

Airport Services Association

ASA 1974 Brussels C

Airports Council International

ACI 1991 Montréal QC Canada B y

Airports Council International - European Region

ACI EUROPE 1991 Brussels E

Airship Association

1971 London UK N v

Airship Heritage Trust

AHT 1985 N

Alexandria Centre for International Maritime Arbitration

ACIMA 1992 Alexandria Egypt G

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg N

Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue

Berlin Germany N


Brussels Belgium D

All Terrain Vehicle Industry European Association

ATVEA 2003 Brussels Belgium D t

ALLEA - ALL European Academies

1994 Berlin F

Alliance africaine pour le commerce électronique

AACE Dakar Senegal D

Alliance for a Competitive European Industry

ACEI 2004 Brussels Belgium E ty

Alliance for Affordable Internet

A4AI 2013 Washington DC USA E y

Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment

ACE 1995 Brussels Belgium F

Alliance for Chemical Sciences and Technologies in Europe

AllChemE 1995 Brussels Belgium F y

Alliance for Earth Sciences, Engineering and Development in Africa

AESEDA University Park PA USA G