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

Pan African Society for Agricultural Engineering

AfroAgEng 2012 Pretoria South Africa D

Pan American Highway System

1923 F g

Pan American Railway Congress Association

PARCA 1907 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Pan Asian Association of Maritime Engineering Societies

PAAMES 2004 Tokyo Japan D

Pan-African Association for Port Cooperation

PAPC Mombasa Kenya D

Pan-American Network of Fish Inspection, Quality Control and Technology

2006 Montevideo Montevideo Uruguay F

Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association

PARIMA Singapore Singapore D

Pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management

SeaDataNet Plouzané France E

Panama Canal and International Studies Institute

1992 Panama Panama Panama G j

Panamerican Confederation of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Related Fields, San Juan

1991 D

Paper and Related Industries Marketing Association

PRIMA 1970 Graz Austria D

Parcel Post Agreement

1911 T g

Parcel Post Convention

1911 T g

Paris Club of Industrial Country Creditors

1956 F c

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1883

1883 T g

Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control

Paris MOU 1982 The Hague Netherlands T g

Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles

PCFV 2002 Nairobi Kenya E y

Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport Foundation

SLoCaT Foundation 2014 F fy


1977 Seattle WA USA F

Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer

1997 New Orleans LA USA G

PCIC Europe

Nürburg Germany D


1957 Basel BS Switzerland F

PE100+ Association

1999 C

Peace Boat

1983 Tokyo Japan G

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

Permanent Way Institution

PWI 1884 Folkestone UK N j

Petroleum Philatelic Society International

Petrophil 1974 Fair Haven NJ USA F

Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group

PTMG 1970 Beaconsfield UK F

PHD Foundation

1981 Kobe Hyogo Japan G f


1894 Brussels Belgium B y

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

Pipeline Research Council International

PRCI 1952 Falls Church VA USA G

Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur

1992 Kuala Lumpur 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 RM Italy T g

Plastic Pipes Conference Association

PPCA Middleton UK E cy

PLMA International Council

1979 Amsterdam Netherlands E y

Plunkett Foundation

1919 Oxford UK G f

Pôle européen de plasturgie

1991 Bellignat France N


1989 Brussels Belgium F

Polish Humanitarian Action

PHA 1992 Warsaw Poland G

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

PCID 1964 Vatican City Vatican E v

Pontifical Council for Social Communications

1948 Vatican City Vatican E v