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

Regional Association of Energy Regulators for Eastern and Southern Africa

RAERESA 2009 Lusaka Zambia E g IGOs

Regional Centre for Issuing Scientific and Technical Documentation for Latin America and the Caribbean

Miami FL USA G

Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development

RCMRD 1975 Nairobi Kenya E g FAO Bodies, IGOs

Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia

2012 Amman Jordan K g IGOs

Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development for the Near East

1983 Amman Jordan E g IGOs

Regional Commission for Fisheries

RECOFI 1999 Cairo Egypt E gy FAO Bodies, International Federations, IGOs

Regional Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean

1991 Rome Italy T g FAO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Regional Cooperation Agreement for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean

ARCAL Agreement 1984 Vienna Austria F g Treaties, IGOs

Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia - Information Sharing Centre

ReCAAP ISC 2004 Singapore Singapore E g Treaties, IGOs

Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology

1972 T g Treaties, IGOs

Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology in Asia

RCA 1972 Daejeon Korea Rep F g Treaties, IGOs

Regional Cooperative Program for the Technological Development and Modernization of Coffee Cultivation in Central America, Panama, Dominican Rep and Jamaica

Guatemala Guatemala E g IGOs

Regional Dialogue on the Information Society

2004 Lima Peru F

Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa

RERA 2002 Windhoek Namibia E

Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology

1998 Washington DC USA F gf Funds, IGOs

Regional Gateway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action

REGATTA Panama Panama F

Regional Information Service Centre for Southeast Asia on Appropriate Technology

RISE-AT 1995 Chiang Mai Thailand G

Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Centre

RITSEC Cairo Egypt E

Regional Maritime University, Accra

RMU 1983 Accra Ghana E g IGOs

Regional Radio Convention for Central America, Panama and the Canal Zone

1938 T g Treaties, IGOs

Regional School for Aerial Navigation and Management

1960 Dakar Senegal E g IGOs

Regional School of Sanitary Engineering and Hydraulic Resources

1965 Guatemala Guatemala E

Regional Secretariat for Gender, Science and Technology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

RESGEST Jakarta Indonesia K

Règlement of Navigation and Police Applicable to the Danube between Galatz and the Mouths

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Regulations Concerning the Granting of Rhine Navigation Certificates of December 14 1922

1925 T g Treaties, IGOs

Regulations for Maritime Hunting Operations in the Waters of the South Pacific

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Regulatory Assistance Project

RAP Montpelier VT USA G


2009 Barcelona Spain G

Remanufacturing Institute

TRI 1997 Lewisburg PA USA G j Institutes

Remote Area Medical

RAM 1985 Knoxville TN USA N

Remote Gambling Association

RGA 2005 London UK G

Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

1969 Bagnolet France N

Rencontres européennes - Europoésie

1990 Vitry-sur-Seine France N

Rencontres Francophones Transport-Mobilité

RFTM S c Conference Series

Rencontres philosophiques de l'UNESCO

Paris France S c UNESCO Bodies, Conference Series

Research Association for Planning and Building in Developing Countries

Trialog Darmstadt Germany G

Research Center for Innovative Financial Solutions

RCIFS 2017 Sumy Ukraine C

Research Group for an Alternative Economic Strategy

1978 Brussels Belgium G

Réseau francophone de la régulation des télécommunications

FRATEL 2003 Paris France F g IGOs

Réseaux ferroviaires Européens Développement social et Solidarité dans les Gares

Gare Européenne et Solidarité Sofia Bulgaria F

Resolution Recommending the Construction of New Intercontinental Railways

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

Resolution Relative to Steamer Communications

1910 T g Treaties, IGOs

Resolution Respecting the Construction of a Pan-American Railway

1910 T g Treaties, IGOs

Restoration Industry Association

RIA 1946 Washington DC USA N

Retail Industry Leaders Association

RILA 1966 Arlington VA USA G

Reunión Anual de Dermatólogos Latinoamericanos

RADLA 1972 E c Conference Series

Reunión de Ministros de Educación del Convenio Andrés Bello

REMECAB S gc Conference Series, IGOs

Revision of Agreement of Madrid of 14 Apr 1891 Concerning International Registration of Commercial and Industrial Trade Marks

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Revision of the International Conventions Concerning the Carriage of Goods by Rail and of Passengers and Luggage by Rail

CIM, CIV 1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

RICS Europe

1993 Brussels Belgium E Professional Bodies