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 Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

AGFUND 1981 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F gf United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

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 International Society for Management Technology

AIMICT 1990 Amman Jordan D

Arab Iron and Steel Union

AISU 1972 Algiers Algeria D

Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company

AMPTC 1972 Safat Kuwait K eg Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Arab Network for Women in Science and Technology

ANWST Alexandria Egypt F

Arab Penal Reform Organization

APRO Bernex Switzerland 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

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

Arctic Coast Guard Forum


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

ARZENU 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 Council

ACIC 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 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 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