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

Wireless World Research Forum

WWRF 2001 Paris France F

Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

WIPCS 1985 Stevens-Point WI USA G j Institutes

WISE Initiative

Doha Qatar G

Women in Aviation International

WIAI 1990 West Alexandria OH USA N

Women in Dialogue

WinD 1975 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Women in Global Science and Technology Network

WISAT Brighton ON Canada F

Women in Technology International

WITI 1989 Sherman Oaks CA USA N

Women's International Network of Utility Professionals

WINUP 1923 Grove City OH USA N Professional Bodies

Women's WorldWide Web

W4 2012 Paris France F

Wood Technology Club

1993 Taichung Taiwan F Clubs

Workarea Art-Ambient

WAAM 1980 Cairo Montenotte Italy F

Working Committee of the Malting Industry of the EU

1959 Brussels Belgium E

World Academy of Biomedical Technologies

WABT 1997 Paris France G

World Academy of Research in Science and Engineering


World Agricultural Information Centre

WAICENT 1992 Rome Italy K g FAO Bodies, IGOs

World Airlines Clubs Association

WACA 1966 Montréal QC Canada C Clubs

World Airport Lawyers Association

WALA 2008 Real Spain D

World Alliance for Clean Technologies

Lausanne Switzerland J

World Alliance for Innovation

WAINOVA 2005 Malaga Spain C y International Federations

World Assemblies of God Fellowship

WAGF 1988 Springfield MO USA F Humanitarian Organizations

World Assemblies of God Relief and Development Agency

WAGRA Springfield MO USA K Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

World Associates for Biosystem Science and Engineering

WABSE 1999 Changzhou China G

World Association for Online Education

WAOE 1998 Osaka Japan D

World Association for Scientific Research and Technical Innovation

WASRTI 2013 Jaipur India D v

World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies

TAWS 1989 Chertsey UK G y International Federations

World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners

WACRAL 1957 Brixham UK F Clubs

World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters

1983 Montréal QC Canada F

World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations

WAITRO 1970 Amman Jordan B y International Federations

World Association of Marine Stations

WAMS 2010 Fiskebäckskil Sweden E y International Federations

World Association of Membrane Societies

WA-MS 2017 Leuven Belgium C y International Federations

World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

WASPaLM 1947 Rome Italy B

World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

WAVLD 1977 Ames IA USA D v

World Aviation MBA Association

WAMBA Hoofddorp Netherlands G

World Birdstrike Association

WBA 2012 Lisse Netherlands J

World Broadband Foundation

2010 North York ON Canada N f Foundations

World Catholic Association for Communication

SIGNIS 2001 Brussels Belgium B y International Federations, Professional Bodies

World Chambers Federation

WCF 1950 Paris France E

World Chemical Engineering Council

WCEC 2001 Frankfurt-Main Germany D y International Federations

World Class Soaring Association

WCSA Knoxville TN USA G

World Committee of Maritime Culture Institutes

WCMCI 2010 Busan Korea Rep D y International Federations

World Computing Services Industry Congress

London UK S c Conference Series

World Conference on Transport Research Society

WCTRS 1986 Leeds UK F cv Conference Series

World Congress Alternatives and Environment

1979 Vienna Austria S cv Conference Series

World Congress on Chemical Engineering

WCCE Seoul Korea Rep S c Conference Series

World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism

Paris France K

World Council for Renewable Energy

WCRE 2001 Dessau Germany C

World Council for the Post and Telecommunications Profession

1982 Brussels Belgium K Professional Bodies, Trade and Labour Unions

World Council of Civil Engineers

WCCE 2005 Madrid Spain C y International Federations

World Council of Nuclear Workers

WONUC 1997 D Trade and Labour Unions

World Council of Power Utilities

WCPU 1995 Delhi India D