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

Asian Union of Thermal Science and Engineering

AUTSE 2015 D

Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation

ASOCIO 1984 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D

Asian-Oceanic Postal Convention

1961 T g Treaties, IGOs

Asian-Pacific Postal College

APPC 1970 Bangkok Thailand F g IGOs

Asian-Pacific Postal Union

APPU 1962 Bangkok Thailand C g IGOs

Asiania Parachute Federation

1994 Coolum Australia D

ASIS International

1955 Alexandria VA USA G v

ASM International

ASM 1913 Materials Park OH USA F v

Asociación de Centros de Convenciones del Caribe y Latinoamérica

ACCCLATAM 2016 Salta Argentina D

Asociación de Combustibles Eficientes de Latinoamérica

ACELA 2015 Mexico City Mexico J

Asociación de la Industrias de Alimentación Animal de América Latina y Caribe

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingenieria

ASIBEI Bogota Colombia D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Tecnologias de Apoyo a la Discapacidad

AITADIS 2006 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones

ASIET 1982 Montevideo Uruguay D

Asociación Internacional de Camineria

AIC 1996 Madrid Spain D

Asociación Internacional de Profesionales de Puertos y Costas

AIPPYC Buenos Aires Argentina D Professional Bodies

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudiantes de Ingenieria Industrial y Afines

ALEIIAF 1991 D

Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso

ALED 1995 J

Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria del Letrero

ALAIL 2008 Buenos Aires Argentina E

Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad Vial

ALSEV G

Asociación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Ingenieria Agricola

ALIA 1994 Santiago Chile D

Asociación Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Ciencia y Tecnologia de los Alimentos

ALACCTA 1988 Cuautitlan Izcalli Mexico D

Asociación Panamericana de Ingenieros Agrónomos

APIA 1994 D

Asociación Panamericana de Tecnólogos Médicos

APTM 1992 D

Asociación Tecnologia Iberoamericana de Pinturas, Adhesivos y Tintas

ATIPAT Buenos Aires Argentina D

Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association

AEMA Glen Ellyn IL USA G

Assemblies of God World Ministry

AoG World Ministries Nottingham UK K

Associação dos Operadores de Correios e Telecomunicações dos Paises e Territórios de Lingua Oficial Portuguesa

AICEP 1993 Lisbon Portugal D g IGOs

Associação Latinoamericana da Indústria Elétrica e Eletrônica

Buenos Aires Argentina D

Association Dealing with International Travel Facilities for Railway Staff

Vienna Austria F

Association des constructeurs pour la réhabilitation et l'optimalisation de la terre

ACROTERRE 1985 Grenoble France N

Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles

APRAM 1978 Paris France G

Association DIOGENIS - Initiative for Drug Policy Dialogue in South East Europe

Association DIOGENIS 2015 Athens Greece G

Association for Agro-Industrial Development of the Sahel

1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G

Association for Aid and Relief - Japan

AAR 1979 Tokyo Japan G Humanitarian Organizations

Association for Clean and Sterile Products

1986 Lyon France J

Association for Computational Linguistics

ACL 1967 Stroudsburg PA USA F

Association for Conferences and Events

ACE International 1971 Huntingdon UK N

Association for Cooperation on Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction in the Mediterranean

SD-MED Association 2004 Athens Greece D

Association for Engineering Education in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

AEESEAP 1973 Beijing China D

Association for European Inland Navigation and Waterways

1877 Duisburg Germany G

Association for European Transport

AET 1998 Henley-in-Arden UK D

Association for Industrial Archeology

AIA 1973 Leicester UK N

Association for Information Science and Technology

ASIS and T 1937 Silver Spring MD USA G

Association for International Cooperation and Research in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

ASCCS Bradford UK D

Association for Iron and Steel Technology

AIST 2004 Warrendale PA USA N

Association for Laboratory Phonology

labphon 2011 C

Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society

APBREBES 2009 Lausanne Switzerland C y International Federations

Association for Preservation Technology International

APT International 1968 Springfield IL USA G

Association for Progressive Communications

APC 1990 Melville South Africa F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

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