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

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

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

OPCMIA 1864 Columbia MD USA G

Opportunities Industrialization Centers International

OICI 1964 Washington DC USA F

Optional Additional Protocol to the International Telecommunication Convention

1973 T g

Oral Reconstruction Foundation

OR Foundation 2006 Basel BS Switzerland F f

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

Organisation internationale pour la réduction des catastrophes

OIRC 1991 Kinshasa Congo DR G

Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators

OOCUR 2002 Georgetown Guyana D g

Organisation Scientifique et Technique Internationale de Vol à Voile

OSTIV 1948 Braunschweig Germany C

Organización de Asociaciones y Empresas de Telecomunicaciones para América Latina

TEPAL 1992 Panama Panama Panama D

Organización de Telecomunicaciones Iberoamericanas

OTI 1971 Mexico City CDMX Mexico D

Organización Iberoamericana de Prestadores Privados de Servicios de Salud

OIPPSS Madrid Madrid Spain D

Organización Latino-Americana y del Caribe de Turismo

OLACT 2010 Mexico City CDMX Mexico D

Organization for Cooperation between Railways

OSJD 1956 Warsaw Poland C g

Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement International

OISCA International 1961 Tokyo Japan F

Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

OASIS 1193 Burlington MA USA G

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

Outreach Aid To The Americas

OAA 1994 Miami FL USA N

Overseas Development Institute

ODI 1960 London UK G j

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

Pacific Fisheries Technologists

PFT Astoria OR USA E

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

Pacific Islands Chapter


Pacific Islands Maritime Association

PacMA 1996 Suva Fiji D

Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association

PITA 1997 Suva Fiji D y

Pacific Maritime Transport Alliance

PMTA 1978 Suva Fiji D

Pacific Mission Aviation

PMA 1975 Hagatna Guam G

Pacific Neighbourhood Consortium

PNC Taipei Taiwan F

Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization

PRSCO 1968 Toyohashi Aichi Japan D

Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly

PRAGMA 2002 La Jolla CA USA F

Pacific Rim International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence

PRICAI 1990 Nanjing Jiangsu China F c

Pacific Science Association

PSA 1920 Honolulu HI USA C

Pacific Telecommunications Council

PTC 1980 Honolulu HI USA D

Pacific Women in Maritime Association

PacWIMA 2005 Port Moresby NCD Papua New Guinea D

Paddle Steamer Preservation Society

1959 Godalming UK N

Paediatric Surgery Postgraduate Seminars

PESPOS 2011 S c

Pan African Agribusiness and Agro-Industry Consortium

PanAAC 2007 Nairobi Kenya D

Pan African Postal Union

PAPU 1980 Arusha Arusha Tanzania UR D g

Pan African Social Prospects Centre - Albert Tevoedjre Institute

Porto-Novo Benin E