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

Union of Scientific and Engineering Associations

USEA Moscow Russia G

Union of the Electricity Industry - Eurelectric

1999 Brussels Belgium D

Union of the European Lubricants Industry

1963 Brussels Belgium D

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra Italy G

UNISEC Europe

2014 Würzburg Germany D

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, Intergovernmental Communities, 160000

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY USA F gf United Nations Bodies, Funds, IGOs

United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

CSTD 1992 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Committee of Experts on TDG and GHS 1953 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1988 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Conditions for Registration of Ships

1986 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

Rotterdam Rules 2008 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods

1980 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

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 Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR 1951 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIDO 1967 Vienna Austria B g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Mine Action Service

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

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

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

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNDRR 1999 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Office for Project Services

UNOPS 1973 Copenhagen Denmark E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Postal Administration

UNPA 1950 Vienna Austria F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

UNRISD 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gjv United Nations Bodies, Institutes, 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

United Purpose

UP 1976 Cardiff UK G Humanitarian Organizations

UnitingWorld

1977 Sydney Australia G Human Rights Organizations

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

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