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

Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur

1992 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Plan International

1937 Woking UK F


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

Polish Humanitarian Action

PHA 1992 Warsaw Poland G Humanitarian Organizations

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

Primate's World Relief and Development Fund

PWRDF 1959 Toronto ON Canada G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds


2009 Brussels Belgium J

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

1982 T g Treaties, IGOs

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium

PETS 2000 S c


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 College Park MD 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

Protection Against Accidents / Dockers, 1932

1932 Geneva Switzerland T g ILO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending Article 1-a, Article 14-1 and Article 14-3b of the European Agreement of 30 September 1957 Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road

1993 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending of the Additional Protocol to the Eurocontrol International Convention Relating to Cooperation for the Safety of Air Navigation, 1981

1981 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

1983 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending the Convention on the Canalization of the Moselle

1974 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail

1975 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending the International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic

1949 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Amending the International Convention Relating to the Limitation of the Liability of Owners of Sea-going Ships

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Protocol Concerning Cooperation in Preventing Pollution from Ships and, in Cases of Emergency, Combating Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea

2002 Athens Greece T g Treaties, IGOs