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

Airline Ambassadors International

AAI 1996 Arlington VA USA G

Airline Group of IFORS

AGIFORS 1961 Southlake TX USA E v

Airline Passenger Experience Association

APEX 1979 New York NY USA N Professional Bodies

Airline Sports and Cultural Association

ASCA 1947 Schwechat Austria D

Airline Telecommunication and Information Services

1949 Brussels Belgium F

Airlines Association of Southern Africa

AASA Johannesburg South Africa D

Airlines for America

A4A 1936 Washington DC USA G

Airlines International Representation in Europe

AIRE 1971 Brussels Belgium D


2009 Washington DC USA G

Airport Regions Conference

ARC 1994 Brussels Belgium F

Airports Council International

ACI 1991 Montréal QC Canada B y International Federations

Airports Council International - European Region

ACI EUROPE 1991 Brussels Belgium E

Airship Association

1971 London UK N v

Airship Heritage Trust

AHT 1985 Bedford UK N

Alexandria Centre for International Maritime Arbitration

ACIMA 1992 Alexandria Egypt G

Alfityanu Humanitaire International

AHI 2015 Luxembourg Luxembourg N Humanitarian Organizations

Alfred Herrhausen Society for International Dialogue

Berlin Germany N


Brussels Belgium D

All Terrain Vehicle Industry European Association

ATVEA 2003 Brussels Belgium D

Alliance for a Competitive European Industry

ACEI 2004 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Alliance for Affordable Internet

A4AI 2013 Washington DC USA E y International Federations

Alliance for Chemical Sciences and Technologies in Europe

AllChemE 1995 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Alliance for Earth Sciences, Engineering and Development in Africa

AESEDA University Park PA USA G

Alliance for Reform and Democracy in Asia

ARDA 2000 F

Alliance for Rural Electrification

ARE 2006 Brussels Belgium E

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies

ASOP Global Washington DC USA G y International Federations

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy - EU

ASOP EU 2011 D

Alliance of Rail New Entrants

ALLRAIL 2017 Brussels Belgium D

Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals

ATTP J y Professional Bodies, International Federations

alterNativa - Intercanvi amb Pobles Indigenes

1986 Barcelona Spain G

Alternativas Latinoamericanas de Desarrollo Humano y Estudios Antropológicos

ALDHEA 2005 Quito Ecuador J

Alternative Action for African Development

1988 G

Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

ALTSEAN Burma 1996 Bangkok Thailand G

Alternative Information and Development Centre

AIDC 1996 Cape Town South Africa G

Alternative Investment Management Association

AIMA 1990 London UK D Funds, Funds

Alternative Missions

Ferndale WA USA N

Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

ATM 2011 J y International Federations

Alternatives - Action and Communication Network for International Development

Montréal QC Canada G y International Federations

Alternatives for Sustainable Development

Barcelona Spain G

Alternatives International

Alter-Inter Montréal QC Canada F

Alternatives to Neo-Liberalism in Southern Africa

ANSA 2003 Harare Zimbabwe D

Alternatives to Violence Project International

AVP International 1975 F


2004 New York NY USA N

Amendment of Article Seven of the Inter-American Amateur Radio Service Convention

1988 Washington DC USA T g Treaties, IGOs

Amendments to the Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

1995 T g Treaties, IGOs

American Association of Port Authorities

AAPA 1912 Alexandria VA USA D

American Canal Society

ACS 1972 Freemansburg PA USA N

American Concrete Institute

ACI 1904 Farmington Hills MI USA G j Institutes

American Refugee Committee

ARC 1978 Minneapolis MN USA G Humanitarian Organizations

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

ARAHA 2000 Columbia Heights MN USA G Humanitarian Organizations