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

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation, 1691

1691 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation, 1925

1925 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Service of Railroads, 1848

1848 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Transport by Rail, 1852

1852 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Open Skies

1992 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Patents of Invention

1889 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Patents of Invention, Industrial Drawings and Models and Trademarks

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Law of International Commercial Navigation

1940 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Trademarks

1889 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Respecting Literary, Artistic and Industrial Property

1901 T g Treaties, IGOs

Triangle génération humanitaire

TGH 1994 Lyon France G Humanitarian Organizations

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 Arab Chambers

UAC 1951 Beirut Lebanon D

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

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