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

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 Beirut Lebanon F g

Arab Federation of Tire and Rubber Industries

1993 D

Arab Forum for Alternatives


Arab Group for Muslim-Christian Dialogue

AGMCD 1995 Beirut Beirut Lebanon K

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

AGFUND 1981 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F fg

Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization

AIDMO Rabat Morocco D g

Arab Institute of Navigation

AIN 1978 Alexandria Alexandria Egypt E j

Arab Insurance Group

ARIG 1980 Manama Bahrain F eg

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

Arab Network for Women in Science and Technology

ANWST Alexandria Alexandria Egypt F

Arab Penal Reform Organization

APRO Bernex GE Switzerland J

Arab Permanent Postal Commission

APPC 1952 Cairo Cairo Egypt D g

Arab Petroleum Services Company

APSCO 1975 Tripoli Libyan AJ K eg

Arab Region Ecotechnie Network

AREN 2002 Aswan Aswan Egypt K

Arab Satellite Communications Organization

ARABSAT 1976 Riyadh Saudi Arabia D g

Arab School of Science and Technology

ASST 1978 Kuwait Kuwait G

Arab Science and Technology Foundation

ASTF 2000 Sharjah United Arab Emirates F f

Arab Sea Ports Federation

ASPF 1976 Alexandria Alexandria Egypt D g

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company

ASRY 1974 Hidd Bahrain K eg

Arab Society for Ethics in Science and Technology

ASEST Alexandria Alexandria Egypt G

Arab Telecommunication and Information Council of Ministers

E g

Arab Towns Development Fund

ATDF 1979 Kaifan Kuwait F f

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials

AUCBM 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D y

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

Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

ABLCC 1961 Brussels Belgium E

Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry

CASCI 1974 Geneva GE Switzerland D

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik

APV 1954 Düsseldorf Germany D v

Arctic Coast Guard Forum


Armament Industry European Research Group

ARES Group 2016 Paris France J

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

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

Glücksburg Germany G

ARTEMIS Industry Association

2004 Eindhoven Netherlands D

Artificial General Intelligence Society

AGI Society 2011 J

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 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

ASEAN Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

AACLS 1985 E

ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASEAN-CCI 1972 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E

ASEAN Chemical Industries Council


ASEAN Coffee Federation

ACF 2013 Singapore Singapore D

ASEAN Constructors Federation

ACF 1985 Jakarta Indonesia E

ASEAN Council on Petroleum

ASCOPE 1975 Bangkok Bangkok Thailand E g