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

Oceania Cyber Security Centre

OCSC Parkville Australia G

Odette International

1985 London UK E

OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

COMSTECH 1981 Islamabad Pakistan E g IGOs

OIKOS - Cooperation and Development

1988 Linda-a-Pastora Portugal G Humanitarian Organizations

Oil and Gas Industry Energy Access Platform

EAP Vienna Austria F y International Federations

OK-Dinghy International Association

OKDIA 1964 Ringwood UK K

Okeanos Foundation for the Sea

2007 Darmstadt Germany G f Foundations


2011 Aachen Germany F


2012 Valbonne France C y International Federations

OneWorld Africa

Lusaka Zambia K

Oneworld Cockpit Crew Coalition

OCCC West Drayton UK E

OneWorld International Foundation

OWIF 1999 London UK F f Foundations

OneWorld Latin America

San José Costa Rica K

OneWorld South Asia

OWSA 1999 Delhi India K Human Rights Organizations

Online Computer Library Center

OCLC 1967 Dublin OH USA F

Online Publishers Association Europe

OPA Europe 2003 D

Open Access Publishing in European Networks

OAPEN 2009 The Hague Netherlands F fy International Federations, Foundations

Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

OASPA 2008 The Hague Netherlands D y International Federations

Open Mobile Alliance

OMA 2002 San Diego CA USA F

Open Network for Commerce Exchange

ONCE 2000 Olympia WA USA F

Open Pan European Public Procurement Online


Open Partial Agreement on the Prevention of, Protection against and Organization of Relief in Major Natural and Technological Disasters

EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement 1987 Strasbourg France F g Treaties, IGOs

Open Services Gateway Initiative Alliance

OSGI Alliance 1999 San Ramon CA USA F

Open Web Application Security Project Foundation

OWASP Foundation 2001 Bel Air MD USA F f

Operative Network of Regional Cooperation among Maritime Authorities of South America, Mexico, Panama and Cuba

1983 Rio de Janeiro Brazil F g IGOs

Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association of the United States and Canada

OPCMIA 1864 Columbia MD USA G Trade and Labour Unions

Opportunities Industrialization Centers International

OICI 1964 Washington DC USA F

Optional Additional Protocol to the International Telecommunication Convention

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Oral Reconstruction Foundation

OR Foundation 2006 Basel Switzerland F f Foundations

Organic Crop Improvement Association

OCIA 1984 Lincoln NE USA G

Organisation des transporteurs routiers européens

OTRE 2000 Bordeaux France G

Organisation ferroviaire régionale de la CEN-SAD

2004 Tripoli Libyan AJ K g IGOs

Organisation internationale pour la réduction des catastrophes

OIRC 1991 Kinshasa Congo DR G Humanitarian Organizations

Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators

OOCUR 2002 Georgetown Guyana D g IGOs

Organización de Asociaciones y Empresas de Telecomunicaciones para América Latina

TEPAL 1992 Panama Panama D

Organización de Telecomunicaciones Iberoamericanas

OTI 1971 Mexico City Mexico D

Organization for Cooperation between Railways

OSJD 1956 Warsaw Poland C g IGOs

Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement International

OISCA International 1961 Tokyo Japan F

Organization of Biological Field Stations

OBFS Woodside CA USA D

OSGP Alliance

2006 Groningen Netherlands C

Our Daily Bread Ministries

1938 Grand Rapids MI USA F

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j Institutes, Humanitarian Organizations

Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association

HIDA 1956 Tokyo Japan G

Overseas Radio and Television

1960 Taipei Taiwan G

Pacific Centre of Thermal-Fluids Engineering

Tokyo Japan N

Pacific Congress on Marine Science and Technology International

PACON 1982 Honolulu HI USA S c Conference Series

Pacific Fisheries Technologists

PFT Astoria OR USA E Conference Series

Pacific International Center for High Technology Research


Pacific International Maritime Law Association

PIMLA 2005 Auckland New Zealand D

Pacific Islands Business Network

PIBN Honolulu HI USA G