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

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

STLE 1944 Park Ridge IL USA C

Software and Information Industry Association

SIIA 1999 Washington DC USA G

Software Engineering Institute

SEI Pittsburgh PA USA N j Institutes

Solar Heat Europe

ESTIF 1992 Brussels Belgium D

SolarPower Europe

1985 Brussels Belgium D

SOLE - The International Society of Logistics

1966 Laurel MD USA F

Solidarité internationale sur les transports et la recherche en Afrique sub-saharienne

SITRASS 1996 Lyon France G

Solidarités International

1991 Paris France G v Humanitarian Organizations

South American Postal Convention

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1935

1935 T g Treaties, IGOs

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1937

1937 T g Treaties, IGOs

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1940

1940 T g Treaties, IGOs

South American Structural Engineering Association

Porto Alegre Brazil D

South and East African Society of Agricultural Engineering

Nairobi Kenya J

South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation

SAFIR 1999 Delhi India F

South Asia Rural Reconstruction Association

SARRA 1984 Bangalore India D

South Atlantic Maritime Area

1966 Buenos Aires Argentina F g IGOs

South East Asia Drymix Mortar Association

SEADMA 2006 Munich Germany D

South East Asia Net


South East Asian Water Utilities Network

SEAWUN 2002 Hanoi Vietnam F

South East Europe Railways Group

SERG 1989 Paris France K

South East Europe Transport Observatory

SEETO Belgrade Serbia F g IGOs

South Pacific Airlines Darts Association

SPADA 1988 J

South-West Pacific Dialogue

SWPD 2002 F gc Conference Series, IGOs

Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network

SEED-Net 2001 Bangkok Thailand K

Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

SEAGS 1967 Bangkok Thailand D v

Southeast Asian Laboratories Network


Southern Africa Postal Operators Association

SAPOA 2001 Centurion South Africa D g IGOs

Southern Africa Telecommunications Association

SATA 1980 Maputo Mozambique D

Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education


Southern African Association for the Conference Industry

SAACI Parklands South Africa N

Southern African Association of Science and Technology Centres

SAASTEC 1996 Pretoria South Africa G

Southern African Bitumen Association

SABITA 1979 Howard Place South Africa D

Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering

SAIIE Johannesburg South Africa N j Institutes

Southern African Online User Group

SAOUG Pretoria South Africa E

Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association

SARIMA 2002 Pretoria South Africa G

Southern African Society for Trenchless Technology

SASTT 1992 Wierdapark South Africa D

Soutien à l'initiative privée pour l'aide a la reconstruction des pays du Sud-Est asiatique

SIPAR 1982 Versailles France G Humanitarian Organizations

Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference

SCTC 1977 S c

Special Agreement Concerning Telegraphic Relations

1921 T g Treaties, IGOs

Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement, 1971

STP 1971 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

Special Union for the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Nice Union 1970 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs

SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research

1966 Brighton UK G

Staff Association of the International Civil Aviation Organization

ICAO Staff Association 1948 Montréal QC Canada E v Staff Associations

Standardization Organization for the Gulf Cooperation Council

GSO 2001 Riyadh Saudi Arabia D g IGOs

Standards Engineering Society

SES 1947 Portsmouth NH USA G v

Standing International Road Weather Commission

SIRWEC 1985 Dorval QC Canada E v

Starch Europe

1963 Brussels Belgium E

Start Network

2010 F y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Steel Construction Institute, The

SCI 1986 Ascot UK E j Institutes