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

Telegraph Regulations, Telephone Regulations

1973 T g

TeleManagement Forum

TM Forum 1988 Morristown NJ F

Telephone Collectors International

TCI 1986 Brea CA USA N

TensiNet Association

Ternat D

Teollisen Yhteistyön Rahasto

FINNFUND 1980 Helsinki Finland G efgt

TerraGraphics International Foundation

TIFO 2012 Moscow ID G f


1989 Paris France F

The Australasian Corrosion Association

ACA 1955 Kerrimuir VIC E

The Brewers of Europe

1958 Brussels E

The Bridge - Forum Dialogue

2000 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

The Building Limes Forum

BLF 1992 Edinburgh UK N

The Class Foundation

2011 Amsterdam Netherlands F

The European Committee of Industrial Furnace, Heating and Metallurgical Equipment Associations

CECOF 1972 Frankfurt-Main Germany D t

The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association

TEPPFA 1992 Brussels Belgium D

The European Society of Telemetry

EST Gernlinden Germany G

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

1925 T g

The International Air Cargo Association

TIACA 1990 Miami FL C

The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society

TNFIS 2014 Espoo Finland J

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

Vienna G

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 Balnarring 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 Center for Water Management

1999 Mexico City Mexico G

Third World Network

TWN 1984 Penang Malaysia F

Third World Science Technology and Development Forum

STD Forum 1982 Glasgow UK G

Thought For Food

TFF 2011 F

TIC Council

2018 Brussels 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 t

Together for Sustainability

TfS 2011 Brussels F

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 Brussels Belgium D t

TP Organics - European Technology Platform

TP Organics Brussels Belgium F y

Trade Union Eurocontrol Maastricht

TUEM Maastricht Netherlands E v

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 t

Trade Unions International of Transport, Fisheries and Communication

TUI Transport 1953 B t

Trademark Law Treaty

TLT 1994 T g

Trademark Registration Treaty

1973 T g

Trades Union International of Workers in the Building, Wood, Building Materials and Allied Industries

UITBB 1949 Nicosia Cyprus B ty