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

Resolution Recommending the Construction of New Intercontinental Railways

1902 T g

Resolution Relative to Steamer Communications

1910 T g

Resolution Respecting the Construction of a Pan-American Railway

1910 T g

Restoration Industry Association

RIA 1946 Washington DC USA N

Retail Industry Leaders Association

RILA 1966 Arlington VA USA G

Reunión Anual de Dermatólogos Latinoamericanos

RADLA 1972 E c

Reunión de Ministros de Educación del Convenio Andrés Bello


Reunión de Ministros de Obras Públicas y de Transportes de los Paises de l Cono Sur

S cg

Réunion internationale des laboratoires d'essais et de recherches sur les matériaux et les constructions

RILEM 1947 Paris France B

Revision of Agreement of Madrid of 14 Apr 1891 Concerning International Registration of Commercial and Industrial Trade Marks

1911 T g

Revision of the International Conventions Concerning the Carriage of Goods by Rail and of Passengers and Luggage by Rail

CIM, CIV 1952 T g

RICS Europe

1993 Brussels Belgium E

Riders for Health

RFH Milton Keynes UK F

Right to Energy - SOS Future

2000 Montreuil France G

Rigoberta Menchú Tum Foundation

Mexico City CDMX Mexico G f


2002 Paris France G

RIPE Network Coordination Centre

RIPE NCC 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia

REAAA 1973 Shah Alam Selangor Malaysia D

Road Safety on Five Continents

RS5C 1987 S c

Road Scholar - Elderhostel

1975 Boston MA USA G

Robotics, Informatics, and Intelligent control Technology Association


Roosevelt Institute

1987 New York NY USA G j

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Rotterdam convention 1998 Rome RM Italy T g

Roundtable of European Energy Industrialists

Oslo Norway J

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS 1881 London UK C j

Rural Water Supply Network

RWSN St Gallen SG Switzerland F

Ryan Foundation International

1982 Chennai Tamil Nadu India G f

SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry

SAARC CCI 1992 Islamabad Pakistan D

SAE International

1905 G v

SAFE Europe

1982 D

Save the Children Federation

SCF 1932 G

Save the Coalition

Northampton MA USA N

Scandinavian Airline Dispatchers' Association

SALDA Kastrup Denmark D

Scandinavian Airlines System

SAS 1946 Stockholm Sweden F e

Scandinavian Federation of Heating, Ventilating and Sanitary Engineering Associations

SCANVAC 1956 Helsinki Finland F

Scandinavian Green Infrastructure Association

SGIA Malmö Sweden D

Scandinavian Reliability Engineers

SRE 1980 Halden Norway D v

Scandinavian Society for Extracorporeal Technology

SCANSECT 1980 Bergen Norway D

Scandinavian Society for Trenchless Technology

SSTT 1989 Stockholm Sweden D

Scandinavian Theatre Laboratory

1964 Holstebro Denmark G

Scandinavian-Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor

ScanMed RFC 2015 Vienna Austria F

School of Mining Industry and Geology

1982 Niamey Niger E g


2001 London UK G

SCIence and Engineering Institute

SCIEI Rowland Heights CA USA J j

Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability

Alliance 2010 Arlington VA USA E y

Science and Technology in Society Forum

STS forum 2004 Tokyo Japan F

Science and Technology Policy Asian Network


Scientific Association of European Talc Industry

Eurotalc 1977 Brussels Belgium D

Scientific Committee on Frequency Allocations for Radio Astronomy and Space Science

IUCAF 1960 Charlottesville VA USA E v

Screenwriting Research Network

SRN 2006 F