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


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

Universal Postal Convention, 1984

1985 T g Treaties, IGOs

Universal Postal Union

UPU 1874 Bern Switzerland B gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, IGOs

Universidad Tecnológica Intercontinental

UTIC Fernando de la Mora Paraguay G

University Industry Innovation Network

UIIN 2012 J

University Space Engineering Consortium

UNISEC Global 2013 Tokyo Japan C y International Federations

Urban Farming

Southfield MI USA N

Utility Communicators International

1921 Sandy Springs GA USA N Professional Bodies

Utility Economic Development Association

UEDA Larchmont NY USA G

Vaccines Europe

VE 1991 Brussels Belgium E

Vatican Radio

1931 Vatican City Vatican G

Veille européenne et citoyenne sur les autoroutes de l'information et le multimédia

VECAM Paris France G

Venice Regional Seapower Symposium for the Navies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries

Venice RSS 1996 S c Conference Series

Venue Management Association - Asia and Pacific

VMA 1992 Gold Coast Australia G

Vertical Flight Society

VFS 1943 Fairfax VA USA N

VGB PowerTech

VGB 1920 Essen Germany D

Viatores Christi - Travellers for Christ

1960 Dublin Ireland N

Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks

Vienna Agreement 1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation

VIDC 1987 Vienna Austria G jv Institutes

Vienna International Science Conferences and Events Association

VISCEA 2006 Vienna Austria E


Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network

VATSIM 2001 F v

Virtual Biosecurity Centre

VBC 2011 Washington DC USA J y International Federations

Virtual Educa

2000 Alcala de Henares Spain F

Virtual Global Taskforce

VGT 2003 Washington DC USA F g IGOs

Virtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research

VPH Institute 2007 Leuven Belgium D jy International Federations, Institutes

Virtual Resource Centre for Knowledge about Europe

2002 Sanem Luxembourg G g IGOs

Virtual University of the Adriatic-Ionic Basin

UniAdrion Ancona Italy F

Vodafone Group Foundation

Newbury UK G f Foundations

Volkswagen Foundation

1961 Hannover Germany G f Foundations

Volta River Authority

VRA 1961 Accra Ghana G g IGOs

Wagon africain de gestion de nouvelles électroniques

Réseau WAGNE 1991 Yaoundé Cameroon K

WASME International Committee for Technology Promotion and Exchange

Noida India K

Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies

Wassenaar Arrangement 1996 Vienna Austria F g Treaties, IGOs

Water Engineers for the Americas

WEFTA 2002 Santa Fe NM USA G

Water Science and Technology Association

WSTA Manama Bahrain D v

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

WSSCC Geneva Switzerland D v WHO Bodies

Water, Engineering and Development Centre

WEDC 1972 Loughborough UK G

1990 Kansas City MO USA G


2003 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations