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

Alternatives to Neo-Liberalism in Southern Africa

ANSA 2003 Harare 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

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

1995 T g

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

American Refugee Committee

ARC 1978 Minneapolis MN USA G

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

ARAHA 2000 Columbia Heights MN USA G

American Road and Transportation Builders Association

ARTBA 1902 Washington DC USA G

American Society for Engineering Education

ASEE 1893 Washington DC USA F

American Society for Quality

ASQ 1946 Milwaukee WI USA G

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ASABE 1907 St Joseph MI USA G

American Water Works Association

AWWA 1881 Denver CO USA E

Americans for UNESCO

AU 1985 Washington DC USA G

Americas Research Industry Alliance


Amref Health Africa

1957 Nairobi Kenya F f

Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International

AIMS International 1994 Santa Ana CA USA G

Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems


Andean Center of Popular Action

1977 Quito Ecuador G

Animal Cell Technology Industrial Platform

ACTIP La Nucia Castellon Spain F

Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

APHCA 1975 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E g

Animal Traction Network for Eastern and Southern Africa

ATNESA 1990 Nairobi Kenya F

Animal Transportation Association

ATA 1975 Warrenton VA USA F

Annual European E-Commerce Conference

S c

Annual Nordic Cyber in Finance Conference

2017 S c

Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International

ABWTI 1980 London UK N

Antenna Technology

1989 Geneva GE Switzerland G

Anti-Phishing Working Group

APWG 2003 G

APEC Centre for Technology Foresight

APECTF 1998 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand G

APEC Port Services Network

APSN 2008 Beijing Beijing China E

APEC SME Innovation Center

SMEIC 2004 Gyeongsan North Gyeongsang Korea Rep E

Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris

AOS 1922 Vatican City Vatican R

APPITA Australia and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association

1947 Melbourne VIC Australia G

Appropriate Technology Asia

ATA London UK G

Aprovecho Research Center

1978 Cottage Grove OR USA N

Aqua Publica Europea

APE 2008 Brussels Belgium D

Aquacultural Engineering Society

AES 1993 Copper Hill VA USA D

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

AASTMT 1972 Alexandria Alexandria Egypt F g

Arab Agricultural Engineers Union

AAEU Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Air Carriers Organization

AACO 1965 Beirut Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Bridge Maritime Company

1987 Aqaba Jordan F eg

Arab Centre for Human Resources Development

1975 K g

Arab Civil Aviation Organization

ACAO 1996 Rabat Morocco D g

Arab Company for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances

ACDIMA 1976 Amman Jordan F eg

Arab Countries Water Utilities Association

ACWUA 2006 Amman Jordan D

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Cairo Egypt E g

Arab Engineering Industries Company

AEICO Al Ramtha Jordan F eg

Arab Federation for Engineering Industries

AFEI 1975 Damascus Syrian AR D