Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. In the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape and increasing inequalities, sustained growth must include industrialization that first of all, makes opportunities accessible to all people, and second, is supported by innovation and resilient infrastructure.

Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, global manufacturing – considered an engine of overall economic growth – has been steadily declining due to tariffs and trade tensions. The manufacturing decline caused by the pandemic has further caused serious impacts on the global economy.

This is primarily due to high inflation, energy price shocks, persistent disruptions in the supply of raw materials and intermediate goods, and global economic deceleration.

While LDCs in Asia have made considerable progress, African LDCs would need to change the current trajectory and accelerate progress significantly to attain the target by 2030. However, medium-high and high-technology industries demonstrated robust growth rates.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Arab Penal Reform Organization

APRO Bernex Switzerland J

Arab Permanent Postal Commission

APPC 1952 Cairo Egypt D g

Arab Petroleum Services Company

APSCO 1975 Tripoli Libya K eg

Arab Region Ecotechnie Network

AREN 2002 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 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 Egypt G

Arab States Broadcasting Union

ASBU 1969 Tunis Tunisia D 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 Amman Jordan 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 Austria E

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik

APV 1954 Düsseldorf Germany D v

Architects Council of Europe

ACE 1990 Brussels Belgium D

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Arctic Coast Guard Forum


ARDA Development Communication Inc

ARDA-DCI 1994 Lagos Nigeria G


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

ARTerial Network

2007 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F

Artificial General Intelligence Society

AGI Society 2011 J

Arts for Global Development

2002 G

ARZENU - International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

ARZENU 1980 Jerusalem Israel D

ASD-STAN Standardization

ASD-STAN 1970 Brussels Belgium E

ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology

AAET Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

ASEAN Association for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

AACLS 1985 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 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


ASEAN Coffee Federation

ACF 2013 Singapore Singapore D

ASEAN Constructors Federation

ACF 1985 Pasig City Philippines 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 Bangkok Thailand 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