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

United Nations Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages

1993 London UK T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea

1978 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

1991 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Correspondents Association

UNCA 1948 New York NY USA G United Nations Bodies

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP 1947 Bangkok Thailand E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO 1945 Paris France B g UNESCO Bodies, United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIDO 1967 Vienna Austria B g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, Humanitarian Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Postal Administration

UNPA 1950 Vienna Austria F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative

J United Nations Bodies

United Nations Sustainable Development Group

UNSDG 1997 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology

UNU-MERIT 1989 Maastricht Netherlands E j United Nations Bodies, Institutes

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Networks of International Corporate Events Organizers

UNICEO Geneva Switzerland F

Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League of the World

UNIA-ACLW 1914 Philadelphia PA USA G

Universal Postal Convention, 1906

1906 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Convention, 1920

1920 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Convention, 1924

1924 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Convention, 1929

1929 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Convention, 1952

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Convention, 1957

1957 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Convention, 1964

1964 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Convention, 1974

1974 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Convention, 1979

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Convention, 1984

1985 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Union

UPU 1874 Bern Switzerland B gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, IGOs

Universidad Tecnológica Intercontinental

UTIC Fernando de la Mora Paraguay G

University Industry Innovation Network

UIIN 2012 J

University Space Engineering Consortium

UNISEC Global 2013 Tokyo Japan C y International Federations

Urban Farming

Southfield MI USA N

Utility Communicators International

1921 Sandy Springs GA USA N Professional Bodies

Utility Economic Development Association

UEDA Larchmont NY USA G

Vaccines Europe

VE 1991 Brussels Belgium E

Vatican Radio

1931 Vatican City Vatican G

Veille européenne et citoyenne sur les autoroutes de l'information et le multimédia

VECAM Paris France G

Venice Regional Seapower Symposium for the Navies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries

Venice RSS 1996 S c Conference Series

Venue Management Association - Asia and Pacific

VMA 1992 Gold Coast Australia G

Vertical Flight Society

VFS 1943 Fairfax VA USA N

VGB PowerTech

VGB 1920 Essen Germany D

Viatores Christi - Travellers for Christ

1960 Dublin Ireland N

Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks

Vienna Agreement 1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation

VIDC 1987 Vienna Austria G jv Institutes

Vienna International Science Conferences and Events Association

VISCEA 2006 Vienna Austria E

VinylPlus

Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network

VATSIM 2001 F v

Virtual Biosecurity Centre

VBC 2011 Washington DC USA J y International Federations

Virtual Educa

2000 Alcala de Henares Spain F

Virtual Global Taskforce

VGT 2003 Washington DC USA F g IGOs

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