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 Science and Technology Foundation

ASTF 2000 Sharjah F f

Arab Sea Ports Federation

ASPF 1976 Alexandria Egypt D g

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company

ASRY 1974 Hidd K eg

Arab Society for Ethics in Science and Technology

ASEST 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 D y

Arab Union of Land Transport

AULT 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 Switzerland D t

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer

ARGE ALP 1972 Innsbruck E

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik

APV 1954 Düsseldorf Germany D v

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Arctic Coast Guard Forum

ACGF F g

ARISE

2015 E

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

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 1970 Brussels E

ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology

AAET Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

ASEAN Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

AACLS 1985 E

ASEAN Business Advisory Council

ASEAN BAC 2001 Jakarta Indonesia E

ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASEAN-CCI 1972 Bangkok Thailand E t

ASEAN Chemical Industries Council

ACIC E t

ASEAN Coffee Federation

ACF 2013 Singapore D

ASEAN Constructors Federation

ACF 1985 Jakarta Indonesia E

ASEAN Council on Petroleum

ASCOPE 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g

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 t

ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries

AFTEX 1977 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E t

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport

2005 T g

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit

1998 Jakarta Indonesia T g

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-state Transport

1998 T g

ASEAN Furniture Industries Council

AFIC 1978 Singapore E t

ASEAN International Airports Association

AAA 1982 Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam E

ASEAN Iron and Steel Industry Federation

AISIF 1977 Shah Alam Malaysia E t

ASEAN Membrane Science and Technology Society

AMSTS 2002 Johor Bahru Malaysia D

ASEAN Music Industry Association

AMIA Wan Chai Hong Kong E t

ASEAN Pharmaceutical Industry Club

Jakarta Indonesia E t

ASEAN Power Grid

Nonthaburi Thailand E g

ASEAN Tourism Research Association

ATRA 2013 Subang Jaya Malaysia D

ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office

AMRO 2011 Singapore F g

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