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

UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

1961 Bangkok Thailand E g

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Communication and Information

1948 Delhi E g

UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology

CMST 1988 Sydney NSW Australia J

UNESCO International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management

i-WSSM 2017 Daejeon G g

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe

UNESDA 1959 Brussels Belgium E

UNIDO International Solar Energy Centre for Technology Promotion and Transfer

ISEC 2006 Lanzhou China E g

Union des associations européennes des ingénieurs ferroviaires

UAEIF Frankfurt-Main Germany D

Union des fabricants pour la protection internationale de la propriété industrielle et artistique

UF 1872 Paris France N t

Union des industries ferroviaires européennes

UNIFE 1975 Brussels D t

Union Europäischer Gerüstbaubetriebe

UEG 2008 Cologne Germany D

Union Européenne Contre les Nuisances des Avions

UECNA 1968 Milly-sur-Thérain France D

Union Européenne de l'Industrie des Lubrifiants

UEIL 1963 Brussels Belgium D t

Union européenne des modélistes ferroviaires et des amis des chemins de fer

1954 Landsberg am Lech D

Union européenne du commerce du bétail et de la viande

UECBV 1951 Brussels Belgium D y

Union européenne pour l'agrément technique dans la construction

UEAtc 1960 Brussels Belgium D

Union for Sports, Culture, Tourism International for Posts and Telecommunications

Union SCIPT 1992 Marsa Malta E

Union for the International Classification for Industrial Designs

Locarno Union 1971 F gt

Union for the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

The Hague Union 1925 F gt

Union for the International Registration of Marks

Madrid Union 1892 F g

Union for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Lisbon Union 1958 F g

Union internationale de la presse francophone

UPF 1950 Paris France C

Union internationale de presse ferroviaire

FERPRESS 1960 Stuttgart Germany D

Union internationale des associations et organismes scientifiques et techniques

UATI 1950 Paris A y

Union internationale des ingénieurs et des scientifiques utilisant la langue française

UISF 1987 Paris France C

Union internationale des laboratoires indépendants

UILI 1960 Breda Netherlands C

Union internationale des services médicaux des chemins de fer

UIMC 1949 Paris C

Union internationale des techniciens de l'industrie de la chaussure

UITIC 1974 C t

Union internationale pour la protection des obtentions végétales

UPOV 1961 Geneva F gy

Union of African Railways

UAR 1972 D g

Union of African Shippers' Councils

UASC 1977 Douala Cameroon E g

Union of Arab Chambers

UAC 1951 Beirut Lebanon D

Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS 1969 Cambridge MA USA G

Union of European Chambers of Commerce for Transport

UECC 1949 Basel D

Union of Local and Non Local General Service Staff FAO/WFP

1976 Rome Italy E v

Union of Road Transport Associations in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region

BSEC-URTA 2001 Istanbul Turkey D

Union of Scientific and Engineering Associations

USEA Moscow Russia G

Union of the Electricity Industry - Eurelectric

1999 Brussels D t

Unión Panamericana de Asociaciones de Ingenieros

UPADI 1949 Sao Paulo Brazil D y

Union radio-scientifique internationale

URSI 1913 Ghent C

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra Italy G

UNISEC Europe

2014 Würzburg Germany D

United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations

UFTAA 1966 Monte Carlo Monaco B

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E gt

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY F fg

United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

CSTD 1992 Geneva Switzerland E g

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 Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g

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

1988 T g

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