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

Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures

Anna Lindh Foundation 2004 Alexandria Egypt E gf Foundations, IGOs

Annual Latin American Forum on Informatics and the Information Industry

S c Conference Series

Antenna Technology

1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Anti-Phishing Working Group

APWG 2003 G

APEC Centre for Technology Foresight

APECTF 1998 Bangkok Thailand G

APEC Port Services Network

APSN 2008 Beijing China E

APEC SME Innovation Center

SMEIC 2004 Gyeongsan Korea Rep E

Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris

AOS 1922 Vatican City Vatican R Religious Orders

APPITA Australia and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association

1947 Melbourne Australia G

Appropriate Technology Asia

ATA London UK G

Aprovecho Research Center

1978 Cottage Grove OR USA N Institutes

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 Egypt F g IGOs

Arab Agricultural Engineers Union

AAEU Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Air Carriers Organization

AACO 1965 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Bridge Maritime Company

1987 Aqaba Jordan F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Centre for Human Resources Development

1975 K g IGOs

Arab Civil Aviation Organization

ACAO 1996 Rabat Morocco D g IGOs

Arab Company for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances

ACDIMA 1976 Amman Jordan F eg Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Countries Water Utilities Association

ACWUA 2006 Amman Jordan D

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Egypt E g IGOs

Arab Engineering Industries Company

AEICO Al Ramtha Jordan F eg Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Federation for Engineering Industries

AFEI 1975 Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Federation for Textile Industries

1975 D

Arab Federation of Shipping

AFS 1979 Beirut Lebanon F g IGOs

Arab Federation of Tire and Rubber Industries

1993 Alexandria Egypt D

Arab Forum for Alternatives

AFA G

Arab Group for Muslim-Christian Dialogue

AGMCD 1995 Beirut Lebanon K

Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization

AIDMO Rabat Morocco D g IGOs

Arab Institute of Navigation

AIN 1978 Alexandria Egypt E j Institutes

Arab Insurance Group

ARIG 1980 Manama Bahrain F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Iron and Steel Union

AISU 1972 Algiers Algeria D

Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company

AMPTC 1972 Safat Kuwait K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Network for Women in Science and Technology

ANWST Alexandria Egypt F

Arab Penal Reform Organization

APRO Cairo Egypt J

Arab Permanent Postal Commission

APPC 1952 Cairo Egypt D g IGOs

Arab Petroleum Services Company

APSCO 1975 Tripoli Libyan AJ K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Reform Initiative

ARI 2005 Paris France F y International Federations

Arab Region Ecotechnie Network

AREN 2002 Aswan Egypt K

Arab Satellite Communications Organization

ARABSAT 1976 Riyadh Saudi Arabia D g IGOs

Arab School of Science and Technology

ASST 1978 Kuwait Kuwait G

Arab Science and Technology Foundation

ASTF 2000 Sharjah United Arab Emirates F f Foundations

Arab Sea Ports Federation

ASPF 1976 Alexandria Egypt D g IGOs

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company

ASRY 1974 Hidd Bahrain K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Society for Ethics in Science and Technology

ASEST Alexandria Egypt G

Arab Telecommunication and Information Council of Ministers

E g IGOs

Arab Towns Development Fund

ATDF 1979 Kaifan Kuwait F f Funds, Funds

Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials

AUCBM 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D y International Federations

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