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

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 IGOs, Treaties

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit

1998 Jakarta Indonesia T g IGOs, Treaties

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-state Transport

1998 T g IGOs, Treaties, Intergovernmental Communities

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 Wanchai 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 IGOs, FAO Bodies

Asia and Pacific Internet Association

APIA 1997 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission

APPPC 1955 Bangkok Thailand E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

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 Foundation

1954 San Francisco CA USA G Foundations, Human Rights Organizations

Asia Industrial Gases Association

AIGA 2002 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Injury Prevention Foundation

AIP Foundation 1999 Hanoi Vietnam F f Foundations

Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society


Asia Pacific Grouping of Consulting Engineers

ASPAC 1979 Seoul Korea Rep E

Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Society


Asia Pacific Innovation Network

AP-IN 2010 F v

Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association

APACMed 2014 Singapore Singapore D

Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres

ASPAC 1997 Hong Kong Hong Kong F

Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society

APTOS 2016 Melbourne Australia D

Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association

APTLD 1998 Beijing China D

Asia Pacific Trade Seminars

APTS 2008 Tokyo Japan F c Conference Series

Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

APIC 1979 S c Conference Series

Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

ASIFMA Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

ASSIST 2003 Makati Philippines F

Asia Video Industry Association

AVIA 1991 Causeway Bay Hong Kong D

Asia-Middle East Dialogue

AMED S c Conference Series

Asia-Pacific Advanced Network

APAN 1997 Peradeniya Sri Lanka F

Asia-Pacific Centre for Women and Technology

APCWT Ballarat Australia E

Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society

APCBEES 2007 Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering Applied Sciences

APCEAS 2014 S c

Asia-Pacific Cultural Creative Industry Association

CCIA 2007 G

Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

APFIC 1948 Bangkok Thailand E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

APFC 1949 Bangkok Thailand E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies

APHoMSA 1996 F

Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association

ALITA 2019 D