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

Asian Dragon Boat Federation

1992 Beijing China D

Asian Federation of Biotechnology

AFOB 2008 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F Human Rights Organizations

Asian Group for Civil Engineering Informatics

AGCEI 2012 Suita Japan D c Conference Series

Asian Highway Network

2003 Bangkok Thailand F g IGOs

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

AIIB 2014 Beijing China F g Banks, IGOs

Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association

AIEA Tokyo Japan J

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Thailand F j Institutes

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j Alumni and Veterans, Institutes

Asian Institute of Transport Development

AITD 1989 Delhi India G j Institutes

Asian Joint Committee on Plasma Surface Engineering

AJC PSE J

Asian Licensing Association

Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Network for Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry

ANAIC 1984 Saga City Japan F UNESCO Bodies

Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology

ANENT 2004 Vienna Austria F g IGOs

Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems

ASIALICS Shanghai China F

Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology

ANCST 2013 Bangi Malaysia F

Asian Network on Standardization and Harmonization in Laboratory Medicine

ANCLS 1999 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

ANGOC 1979 Quezon City Philippines D y International Federations

Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering

APCChE 1975 Melbourne Australia D

Asian Pacific Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association Branches

1981 Inglewood New Zealand E

Asian Paint Industry Council

APIC 1985 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Railway Operators Association

AROA Cranleigh UK D

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives

ARENA 1980 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian Science Park Association

ASPA 1997 Daegu Korea Rep D

Asian Society for Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

ASCPaLM 2002 D

Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology

ASPEN Harbin China D

Asian Technology Information Programme

ATIP Albuquerque NM USA N

Asian Telecom and Information Exchange Forum

ATIE 1995 J c Conference Series

Asian Union of Thermal Science and Engineering

AUTSE 2015 D

Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation

ASOCIO 1984 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D

Asian-Oceanic Postal Convention

1961 T g Treaties, IGOs

Asian-Pacific Postal College

APPC 1970 Bangkok Thailand F g IGOs

Asian-Pacific Postal Union

APPU 1962 Bangkok Thailand C g IGOs

Asiania Parachute Federation

1994 Coolum Australia D

ASIS International

1955 Alexandria VA USA G v

ASM International

ASM 1913 Materials Park OH USA F v

Asociación de Centros de Convenciones del Caribe y Latinoamérica

ACCCLATM 2016 Salta Argentina D

Asociación de Combustibles Eficientes de Latinoamérica

ACELA 2015 Mexico City Mexico J

Asociación de la Industrias de Alimentación Animal de América Latina y Caribe

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingenieria

ASIBEI Bogota Colombia D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Tecnologias de Apoyo a la Discapacidad

AITADIS 2006 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones

ASIET 1982 Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Internacional de Camineria

AIC 1996 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Internacional de Profesionales de Puertos y Costas

AIPPYC Buenos Aires Argentina D Professional Bodies

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Ingenieria Industrial y Afines

ALEIIAF 1991 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria del Letrero

ALAIL 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina E

Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad Vial

ALSEV G

Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Ingenieria Agricola

ALIA 1994 Santiago Chile D

Asociación Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Ciencia y Tecnologia de los Alimentos

ALACCTA 1976 Chillan Chile D

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