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

Student Letter Exchange

SLE 1936 Lynbrook NY USA N

Student Platform for Engineering Education Development


Sugar Association of the Caribbean

SAC 1942 Couva Trinidad-Tobago D

Superyacht Builders Association

SYBAss 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Supplementary Arrangement Respecting the Measurement of the Tonnage of Vessels in Inland Navigation

1908 T g Treaties, IGOs


1974 Liverpool UK G


1999 Washington DC USA G

Sustainable Event Alliance


Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform

SNETP 2007 Paris France F y International Federations

Sustainable Transport Africa

Nairobi Kenya G

Sustainable, Innovative and United Agriculture and Food Network

2003 Paris France G

Swedfund - International

Stockholm Sweden G gfe Funds, Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Swift Museum Foundation

SMF 1968 Athens TN USA N f Foundations

swissinfo - Swiss Radio International

SRI 1935 Bern Switzerland G g IGOs

Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East

SESAME 1997 Allan Jordan E g IGOs

System of Cooperation among the American Air Forces

1961 Tucson AZ USA D g IGOs

Tactical Technology Collective

2003 Berlin Germany F Human Rights Organizations

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

1998 Geneva Switzerland T g Treaties, IGOs


1994 Newcastle upon Tyne UK E

Technical Association of the European Lubricant Industry

1976 Brussels Belgium D

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

TAPPI 1915 Peachtree Corners GA USA F

Technical Cooperation Network among Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratories in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile K

Technological Trade and Information Promotion System

TIPS 1986 F

Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

TARA 1985 Delhi India G

Tecnalia Research and Innovation Foundation

Tecnalia 1993 Derio Spain G j Institutes

Telecommunication Development Bureau

1989 Geneva Switzerland E gy International Federations, IGOs

Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

TSB 1993 Geneva Switzerland K g IGOs

Telecommunications Industry Association

TIA 1988 Arlington VA USA G

Telecommunications Treaty

1966 T g Treaties, IGOs

Télécoms sans frontières

TSF 1998 Pau France G

Telegraph Regulations, Telephone Regulations

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

TeleManagement Forum

TM Forum 1988 Morristown NJ USA F

Telephone Collectors International

TCI 1986 Brea CA USA N

TensiNet Association

Brussels Belgium D


1989 Paris France F

The Australasian Corrosion Association

ACA 1955 Kerrimuir Australia E

The Bridge - Forum Dialogue

2000 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

The Building Limes Forum

BLF 1992 Edinburgh UK N

The European Committee of Industrial Furnace and Heating Equipment Associations

CECOF 1972 Frankfurt-Main Germany D

The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association

TEPPFA 1992 Brussels Belgium D

The European Society of Telemetry

Gernlinden Germany G

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

1925 T g Treaties, IGOs

The International Air Cargo Association

TIACA 1990 Miami FL USA D

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f Foundations

The Sustainability Laboratory

The Lab 2008 G

Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association

Rugby UK N

Thin Green Line Foundation

2007 Richmond Australia G f Foundations

Third Generation Partnership Project

3GPP 1998 Sophia Antipolis France E

Third Generation Partnership Project 2

3GGP2 Arlington VA USA E

Third Protocol Amending the Convention on the Canalization of the Moselle

1987 T g Treaties, IGOs