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

World Confederation of Businesses

WORLDCOB 2004 Houston TX G

World Conference Mass Customization, Personalization & Co-Creation

MCPC 2001 S c

World Conference on Timber Engineering

WCTE S c

World Conference on Transport Research Society

WCTRS 1986 Leeds F cv

World Congress Alternatives and Environment

1979 Vienna Austria S cv

World Congress of Chemical Engineering

WCCE S c

World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases

BMJD S c

World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism

Paris France K

World Council for Renewable Energy

WCRE 2001 Dessau Germany C

World Council of Civil Engineers

WCCE 2005 Madrid Spain C y

World Council of Power Utilities

WCPU 1995 Delhi India D

World Council on City Data

WCCD Toronto ON Canada J

World Energy & Meteorology Council

WEMC 2015 Norwich C

World Entertainment Technology Federation

World-ETF 1995 Langenhagen Germany D

World Equine Airway Symposium

S c

World Esports Consortium

WESCO 2016 Sao Paulo Brazil B y

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Faiths Development Dialogue

WFDD 1998 Washington DC USA G

World Family of Radio Maria

WF 1998 Casciago Italy F

World Farmers' Organisation

WFO 2011 Rome C

World Federation of Chinese Catering Industry

WFCCI 1991 Beijing China D t

World Federation of Engineering Organizations

WFEO 1968 Paris France A y

World Federation of Industrial Research Associations

W-FIRA 2013 Brussels Belgium C t

World Federation of Non-Destructive Evaluation Centers

WFNDEC 1998 Ames IA USA G

World Federation of Science Journalists

WFSJ 2002 Montréal QC D y

World Federation of Technical Assessment Organizations

WFTAO 1996 Copenhagen Denmark D

World Federation of Technology Organizations

WFTO 1995 Surrey BC Canada C

World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry

WFSGI 1978 Itingen Switzerland C t

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E

World Fintech Association

2016 Seoul Korea Rep E

World Food Programme

WFP 1961 Rome F g

World for World Organization

WFWO 2001 Rome G

World Forum for Alternatives

WFA 1997 Dakar Senegal F y

World Forum on Community Networking

WFCN 2001 Montréal QC Canada G

World Geospatial Industry Council

WGIC 2018 The Hague C t

World Green Building Council

WorldGBC 1999 Toronto ON Canada E

World Green Infrastructure Network

WGIN 2008 Toronto ON Canada F

World Habitat

1976 Coalville UK G f

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization

WCCO 2009 Yangzhou China C y

World Hovercraft Federation

WHF Remanzacco Italy D

World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education

WIETE Melbourne VIC Australia C j

World Insulation and Acoustics Congress Organization

WIACO Reston VA USA E

World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO 1967 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research

WINIR 2013 Dunstable UK F

World Iodine Association

WIA Ternat Belgium D y

World Maritime University

WMU 1983 Malmö Sweden E y

World Meteorological Organization

WMO 1947 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Natural Health Organization

WNHO 1983 Burlington WA G

World Nuclear Transport Institute

WNTI 1998 London UK E j

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