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

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

Arab Union of Land Transport

AUOLT 1978 Amman Jordan D

Arab Union of Manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Appliances

AUPAM 1986 D

Arab Women in Maritime Association

AWiMA 2017 J

Arab World Internet Institute

AW2I Kensington MD USA D j Institutes

Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry

CASCI 1974 Geneva Switzerland D

Armament Industry European Research Group

ARES Group 2016 Paris France E

Arrangement between Certain Member States of the European Space Research Organisation and the European Space Research Organisation Concerning the Execution of a Meteorological Satellite Programme

1972 T g Treaties, IGOs

Art Education - New Technologies in Europe

1996 Paris France F

Artefact - Centre for Energy, Appropriate Technology and International Development Cooperation

Glücksburg Germany G

ARTEMIS Industry Association

2004 Eindhoven Netherlands D

ARZENU - International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

1980 Jerusalem Israel D

ASD-STAN Standardization

ASD-STAN Brussels Belgium E

ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology

AAET Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

ASEAN Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

AACLS 1985 E

ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASEAN-CCI 1972 Bangkok Thailand E

ASEAN Chemical Industries Club

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E Clubs

ASEAN Constructors Federation

ACF 1985 Singapore Singapore E

ASEAN Council on Petroleum

ASCOPE 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g IGOs

ASEAN Federation of Cement Manufacturers

AFCM 1977 Hanoi Vietnam E

ASEAN Federation of Electrical Engineering Contractors

AFEEC 1979 Quezon City Philippines E

ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations

AFEO 1980 Petaling Jaya Malaysia E

ASEAN Federation of Plastic Industries

AFPI 1981 Singapore Singapore D

ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries

AFTEX 1977 Jakarta Indonesia E

ASEAN Forest Products Industry Club

AFPIC 2001 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E Clubs

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport

2005 T g Treaties, IGOs

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit

1998 Jakarta Indonesia T g Treaties, IGOs

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-state Transport

1998 T g Intergovernmental Communities, Treaties, IGOs

ASEAN Furniture Industries Council

AFIC 1978 Yangon Myanmar E

ASEAN International Airports Association

AAA 1982 Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam E

ASEAN Iron and Steel Industry Federation

AISIF 1977 Shah Alam Malaysia E

ASEAN Membrane Science and Technology Society

AMSTS 2002 Johor Bahru Malaysia D

ASEAN Music Industry Association

AMIA Kowloon Hong Kong E

ASEAN Pharmaceutical Industry Club

Jakarta Indonesia E Clubs

ASEAN Ports Association

APA 1975 Kuantan Malaysia E

ASEAN Power Grid

Nonthaburi Thailand E g IGOs

ASEED International Institute of Development Management Technology

AIDMAT Delhi India G j Institutes

Ashoka - Innovators for the Public

1980 Arlington VA USA F

Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics

APCAS 1963 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Asia and Pacific Internet Association

APIA 1997 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

APPPC 1955 Bangkok Thailand E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Asia Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists

AAMLS 1997 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia Cooperation Dialogue

ACD 2002 Kuwait Kuwait F g IGOs

Asia Cruise Terminal Association

ACTA 2011 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Development Dialogue

Bangkok Thailand E

Asia eHealth Information Network

AeHIN 2011 Manila Philippines F

Asia Industrial Gases Association

AIGA 2002 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Injury Prevention Foundation

AIP Foundation 1999 Hanoi Vietnam F f Foundations

Asia Pacific Grouping of Consulting Engineers

ASPAC 1979 Seoul Korea Rep E

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