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

Tactical Technology Collective

2003 Berlin Germany F

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

1998 Geneva GE Switzerland T g


1994 Newcastle upon Tyne UK E

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

TAPPI 1915 Peachtree Corners GA USA F

Technical Cooperation Network among Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratories in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Santiago Metropolitan Chile K

Techno-Ocean Network

TON 2000 Kobe Hyogo Japan G

Technological Trade and Information Promotion System

TIPS 1986 F

Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

TARA 1985 Delhi Delhi India G

Tecnalia Research and Innovation Foundation

Tecnalia 1993 Derio Álava Spain G j

Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

TSB 1993 Geneva GE Switzerland K g

Telecommunications Industry Association

TIA 1988 Arlington VA USA G

Telecommunications Treaty

1966 T g

Télécoms sans frontières

TSF 1998 Pau France G

Telegraph Regulations, Telephone Regulations

1973 T g

TeleManagement Forum

TM Forum 1988 Morristown NJ USA F

Telephone Collectors International

TCI 1986 Brea CA USA N

TensiNet Association

Brussels Belgium D

Teollisen Yhteistyön Rahasto

FINNFUND 1980 Helsinki Finland G efg


1989 Paris France F

The Australasian Corrosion Association

ACA 1955 Kerrimuir VIC Australia E

The Bridge - Forum Dialogue

2000 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

The Building Limes Forum

BLF 1992 Edinburgh UK N

The European Committee of Industrial Furnace and Heating Equipment Associations

CECOF 1972 Frankfurt-Main Germany D

The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association

TEPPFA 1992 Brussels Belgium D

The European Society of Telemetry

Gernlinden Germany G

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

1925 T g

The International Air Cargo Association

TIACA 1990 Miami FL USA D

The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society

TNFIS 2014 Espoo Finland J

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f

The Sustainability Laboratory

The Lab 2008 G

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association

Rugby UK N

Thin Green Line Foundation

2007 Richmond VIC Australia G f

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

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

1977 T g

Third World Science Technology and Development Forum

STD Forum 1982 Glasgow UK G

Thought For Food

TFF 2011 F

TIC Council

2018 Brussels Belgium D

Timber Construction Europe

Berlin Germany D

TIME Association

1989 Gif-sur-Yvette France F

Timor Aid

1998 Dili Timor-Leste G

Tire Industry Association

TIA 2002 Bowie MD USA G

Top E - European Consulting Engineering Network

1990 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

Toy Industries of Europe

TIE 1997 D

TP Organics - European Technology Platform

TP Organics Brussels Belgium F y

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


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

1996 Montreuil France B