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

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1986 T g

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

Rotterdam Rules 2008 Vienna Austria T g

United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods

1980 T g

United Nations Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages

1993 London UK T g

United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea

1978 Vienna Austria T g

United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

1991 Vienna Austria T g

United Nations Correspondents Association

UNCA 1948 New York NY USA G

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY E g

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP 1947 Bangkok Thailand E g

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY E g

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE 1947 Geneva E g

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO 1945 Paris B g

United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP 1972 Nairobi E g

United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

UNGEGN 1959 New York NY E g

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR 1951 Geneva E g

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIDO 1967 Vienna Austria B g

United Nations Mine Action Service

UNMAS 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNDRR 1999 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Project Services

UNOPS 1973 Copenhagen E g

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

UNODC 1997 Vienna E g

United Nations Postal Administration

UNPA 1950 Vienna F g

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe

UNRIC 2004 Brussels E g

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

UNRISD 1963 Geneva Switzerland E gjv

United Nations Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative

J

United Nations Sustainable Development Group

UNSDG 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology

UNU-MERIT 1989 Maastricht Netherlands E j

United Nations Volunteers

UNV 1971 Bonn Germany F g

United Networks of International Corporate Events Organizers

UNICEO Geneva Switzerland J

United Purpose

UP 1976 Cardiff UK G

UnitingWorld

1977 Sydney NSW Australia G

Unity of Nations Action for Climate Change Council

UNAccc 2021 Vadodara G

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

Universal Postal Convention, 1920

1920 T g

Universal Postal Convention, 1924

1924 T g

Universal Postal Convention, 1929

1929 T g

Universal Postal Convention, 1952

1952 T g

Universal Postal Convention, 1957

1957 T g

Universal Postal Convention, 1964

1964 T g

Universal Postal Convention, 1974

1974 T g

Universal Postal Convention, 1979

1979 T g

Universal Postal Convention, 1984

1985 T g

Universal Postal Union

UPU 1874 Bern Switzerland B gy

Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia

ULACIT 1987 San José Costa Rica G

Universidad Tecnológica Intercontinental

UTIC Fernando de la Mora Paraguay G

University Industry Innovation Network

UIIN 2012 Amsterdam Netherlands F y

University of the Arctic

UArctic 2001 Rovaniemi D

University Space Engineering Consortium

UNISEC-Global 2013 Tokyo Japan C y

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