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

Trilateral Commission

TC 1973 Paris France F v

Tripartite Agreement on Road Transport

1998 T g Treaties, IGOs

Tripartite Inland Waterways Agreement

1998 T g Treaties, IGOs

Tube and Pipe Association International

1983 Rockford IL USA G

Tunis International Centre for Environmental Technologies

CITET 1996 Tunis Tunisia G

Tutmonda Asocio de Konstruistoj Esperantistaj

TAKE 1993 Wintzenheim France F v Professional Bodies

TV5MONDE Europe

1988 Paris France K ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

1925 Levallois-Perret France B y International Federations

Ultrasonic Industry Association

UIA 1956 Dayton OH USA N

UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

UNMIK 1999 Pristina Kosovo E g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations, NATO Bod

UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods and Construction

1993 Vienna Austria T g Treaties, IGOs

UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services

1994 Vienna Austria T g Treaties, IGOs

Underwriters Laboratories

UL 1894 Northbrook IL USA G

UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

COFFI 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Communication and Information

1948 Delhi India E g UNESCO Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology

1988 Sydney Australia J UNESCO Bodies

UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology

1997 Paris France E v UNESCO Bodies

UNIDO International Solar Energy Centre for Technology Promotion and Transfer

ISEC 2006 Lanzhou China E g IGOs

Union des chambres de commerce et de l'industrie de l'Océan Indien

UCCIOI 1989 Port Louis Mauritius D

Union des fabricants pour la protection internationale de la propriété industrielle et artistique

UF 1872 Paris France N

Union européenne des transporteurs routiers

UETR 1998 Brussels Belgium D

Union for Sports, Culture, Tourism International for Posts and Telecommunications

Union SCIPT 1992 Marsa Malta E Staff Associations

Union for the International Classification for Industrial Designs

Locarno Union 1971 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs

Union for the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

The Hague Union 1925 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs

Union for the International Registration of Marks

Madrid Union 1892 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs

Union for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Lisbon Union 1958 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs

Union internationale de la presse francophone

UPF 1950 Paris France C

Union internationale des ingénieurs et des scientifiques utilisant la langue française

UISF 1987 Paris France C

Union internationale des wagons-privés

1950 Brussels Belgium D

Union of African Railways

UAR 1972 D g IGOs

Union of African Shippers' Councils

UASC 1977 Douala Cameroon E g IGOs

Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS 1969 Cambridge MA USA G

Union of European Beverages Associations

UNESDA 1959 Brussels Belgium E

Union of European Chambers of Commerce for Transport

UECC 1949 Basel Switzerland D

Union of European Railway Industries

1975 Brussels Belgium D

Union of European Scaffolding Contractors

2008 Cologne Germany D

Union of Local and Non Local General Service Staff FAO/WFP

1976 Rome Italy E v United Nations Bodies, FAO Bodies, Trade and Labour Unions, Staff Associations

Union of Road Transport Associations in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region

BSEC-URTA 2001 Istanbul Turkey D

Union of Scientific and Engineering Associations

USEA Moscow Russia G

Union of the Electricity Industry - Eurelectric

1999 Brussels Belgium D

Union of the European Lubricants Industry

1963 Brussels Belgium D

UNISEC Europe

2014 Würzburg Germany D

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy United Nations Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, 160000

United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

CSTD 1992 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Committee of Experts on TDG and GHS 1953 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1988 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Conditions for Registration of Ships

1986 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

Rotterdam Rules 2008 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods

1980 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

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