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

Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies International

PAWI 1958 Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago F

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World

PAofW 1919 Indianapolis IN USA N

People Against Landmines

1996 Düsseldorf Germany G

Pera International

Melton Mowbray UK G

Perlite Institute

1949 Harrisburg PA USA F j Institutes

Permanent Way Institution

PWI 1884 Folkestone UK N j Institutes

Petroleum Philatelic Society International

Petrophil 1974 Fair Haven NJ USA F

Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group

PTMG 1970 Beaconsfield UK F


1894 Brussels Belgium B y International Federations

Pine Chemicals Association

PCA 1947 Fernandina Beach FL USA G

Pio Manzù International Research Centre on the Environment

1969 E v

Pious Society of the Daughters of St Paul

Daughters of St Paul 1915 Boston MA USA R Religious Orders

Pipeline Research Council International

PRCI 1952 Falls Church VA USA G

Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur

1992 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E


1998 San Francisco CA USA G

Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region

1956 Rome Italy T g FAO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Plastic Pipes Conference Association

PPCA Middleton UK E cy Conference Series, International Federations

PLMA International Council

1979 Amsterdam Netherlands E y International Federations

Pôle européen de plasturgie

1991 Bellignat France N


1989 Brussels Belgium F European Union Bodies

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

PCID 1964 Rome Italy E v

Pontifical Council for Social Communications

1948 Vatican City Vatican E v

Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions International Committee

POAC 1971 Ottawa ON Canada F

Port Equipment Manufacturers Association

PEMA 2004 London UK D

Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa

PMAESA 1973 Mombasa Kenya D g IGOs

Port Management Association of the Caribbean

PMAC 1998 Bridgetown Barbados D

Port Management Association of West and Central Africa

PMAWCA 1972 Lagos Nigeria E g IGOs

Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology


Post-Polio Health International

PHI 1960 St Louis MO USA G Institutes

Postal Agreement

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Postal Operations Council

POC 1994 Bern Switzerland K g IGOs

Postal Parcels Agreement

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Postal Parcels Agreement, 1984

1984 T g Treaties, IGOs

Postal Payment Service Agreement

1999 T g Treaties, IGOs

Postal Union for the Mediterranean

PUMed 2011 Marsa Malta E

Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal

PUASP 1911 Montevideo Uruguay D g IGOs

Practical Action

1965 Rugby UK F

Press Emblem Campaign

PEC 2004 Féchy Switzerland G


2009 Brussels Belgium J

Principles Governing the Use by States of Artificial Earth Satellites for International Direct Television Broadcasting

1982 T g Treaties, IGOs


J y International Federations

Process Systems Engineering Conference

PSE S c Conference Series

Production Engineering Association

PEA 1991 Epsom UK D

Professional Aerial Photographers' Association, International

PAPA International 1974 Houston TX USA N Professional Bodies

Professional Convention Management Association

PCMA 1956 Chicago IL USA G Professional Bodies

Professional Travel Bloggers Association

PTBA G Professional Bodies

Prognostics and Health Management Society

phmsociety Amsterdam USA E

Programa Cooperative de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Agricolo para los Trópicos Suramericanos

PROCITROPICOS 1992 Brasilia Brazil E g IGOs


1999 Amsterdam Netherlands E


2014 Brussels Belgium D