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

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f Foundations

The Sustainability Laboratory

The Lab 2008 G

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association

Rugby UK N

Thin Green Line Foundation

2007 Richmond Australia G f Foundations

Third Generation Partnership Project

3GPP 1998 Sophia Antipolis France E

Third Generation Partnership Project 2

3GGP2 Arlington VA USA E

Third Protocol Amending the Convention on the Canalization of the Moselle

1987 T g Treaties, IGOs

Third Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Fiscal Incentives to Industrial Development

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Third World Science Technology and Development Forum

STD Forum 1982 Glasgow UK G

Thought For Food

TFF 2011 F

Timber Construction Europe

Berlin Germany D

TIME Association

1989 Gif-sur-Yvette France F

Timor Aid

1998 Dili Timor-Leste G Humanitarian Organizations

Tire Industry Association

TIA 2002 Bowie MD USA G

Top E - European Consulting Engineering Network

1990 Brussels Belgium F

Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 Relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the SAfety of Fishing Vessels

SFV PROT 1993 1993 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

Toy Industries of Europe

TIE 1997 Brussels Belgium D

TP Organics - European Technology Platform

TP Organics Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Trade Union International of Energy, Metal, Chemical, Oil and Allied Industries

TUI ENERGY 1998 Johannesburg South Africa B y International Federations, Trade and Labour Unions

Trade Unions International of Agriculture, Food, Commerce, Textile and Allied Industries

1996 Montreuil France B Trade and Labour Unions

Trade Unions International of Transport, Fisheries and Communication

TUI Transport 1953 B Trade and Labour Unions

Trademark Law Treaty

TLT 1994 T g Treaties, IGOs

Trademark Registration Treaty

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Trades Union International of Workers in the Building, Wood, Building Materials and Allied Industries

1949 Nicosia Cyprus B y International Federations, Trade and Labour Unions

TRAFFIC International

1976 Cambridge UK F

Trans Africa Pipeline

TAP 2005 Toronto ON Canada G

Trans World Radio

TWR 1954 Cary NC USA G

Trans-ASEAN Energy Network

Jakarta Indonesia J gp IGOs

Trans-Asian Railway Network

TAR 2005 Bangkok Thailand F g IGOs

Trans-European North-South Motorway Project

TEM 1977 Warsaw Poland F g IGOs

Trans-European Railway Project

TER 1992 Bratislava Slovakia F g IGOs

Trans-national Committee of African Geotechnical Engineers

1995 Yaoundé Cameroon E


1998 London UK G

Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue

TACD 1998 London UK F y International Federations

transform! europe

transform Vienna Austria E y International Federations

Transport Corridor from Europe-Caucasus-Asia

TRACECA 1993 Baku Azerbaijan E g European Union Bodies, IGOs

Transport Research Arena


Transport Study Center for the Western Mediterranean

1985 Barcelona Spain G

Transportation Communications International Union

TCIU 1899 Rockville MD USA G

Transportation Intermediaries Association

TIA 1978 Alexandria VA USA G

Transported Asset Protection Association Asia

TAPA Asia Singapore Singapore E

Transported Asset Protection Association Europe


TransWorld Development Initiatives

TWDI Brentwood MD USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Travel Technology Association

Travel Tech 1999 Arlington VA USA N

Treaty Concerning Cooperation in the Field of Transport and Communications

1972 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Concerning the Permanent Neutrality and Operation of the Panama Canal

Panama Canal Treaty 1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for Integrated International Telecommunications Services and Networks

1988 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armament, 1922

1922 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armament, 1936

1936 T g Treaties, IGOs