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

Semantic Web Science Association

SWSA Karlsruhe Germany C

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

SEMI 1970 Milpitas CA USA F


Chantilly VA USA C

Service- og Tjenestebranchens Union i Norden

SUN Stockholm Sweden D Trade and Labour Unions

SETI League

1994 Little Ferry NJ USA G

Shadowserver Foundation

2004 N f Foundations

Share the World's Resources

STWR 2003 London UK G

Shelter for Life

SFL 1979 Maple Grove MN USA G Humanitarian Organizations


2000 Truro UK G Humanitarian Organizations


2000 London UK F

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks

Singapore Treaty 2006 T g Treaties, IGOs


Trondheim Norway G

Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology

1992 Pathum Thani Thailand N j Institutes

Six Countries Programme

6CP 1975 Delft Netherlands E g IGOs

Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Europe

SME Europe 2012 Brussels Belgium E

Small Cell Forum

Dursley UK F

Smile Train

1999 New York NY USA F

Social Innovation Exchange

SIX 2008 London UK F

Sociedad Iberoamericana de Inteligencia Artificial

IBERAMIA Valencia Spain E

Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia

ESOCITE 2006 Mexico City Mexico D

Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights

SCAPR 2001 Brussels Belgium E Human Rights Organizations

Society for Development Alternatives

1983 Delhi India G

Society for Experimental Biology

SEB London UK G

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

IS and T 1947 Springfield VA USA D

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

SIAM 1952 Philadelphia PA USA G

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening

SLAS 2010 St Charles IL USA G

Society for Literature, Science and the Arts

SLSA 1985 Atlanta GA USA G

Society for Philosophy and Technology

SPT 1976 Rohnert Park CA USA D v

Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East

SPINE 2008 D

Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions

SRISTI 1993 Ahmedabad India G

Society for Satellite Professionals International

SSPI 1983 New York NY USA G v Professional Bodies

Society for Text and Discourse

Tempe AZ USA N

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

SAMPE 1944 Covina CA USA N

Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab World

SASTA 2011 San Diego CA USA G

Society for the History of Technology

SHOT 1958 Eindhoven Netherlands C

Society for Underwater Technology

SUT 1966 London UK F

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication

SWIFT 1973 La Hulpe Belgium F e Corporations, Companies

Society of Allied Weight Engineers

SAWE 1939 Long Beach CA USA N

Society of Automotive Engineers International

SAE International 1905 Warrendale PA USA G v

Society of Chemical Industry

SCI 1881 London UK G

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe

SETAC Europe 1989 Brussels Belgium E

Society of Fire Protection Engineers

SFPE 1950 Gaithersburg MD USA G

Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators

SIGTTO 1979 London UK C v

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

SME 1932 Dearborn MI USA G

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

SMPTE 1916 White Plains NY USA G v

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

SNAME 1893 Alexandria VA USA G v Professional Bodies

Society of Petroleum Engineers

SPE Richardson TX USA F v

Society of Photo-Technologists

SPT 1959 Cheney WA USA G

Society of Plastics Engineers

SPE 1942 Brookfield CT USA G v

Society of St Paul

1914 Rome Italy R Religious Orders