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

Women's International Network of Utility Professionals

WINUP 1923 Grove City OH USA N t

Women's International News Gathering Service

WINGS 1986 G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f

Women's WorldWide Web

W4 2012 Paris France F


2002 Vienna Austria F v

Wood Technology Club

1993 Taichung Taiwan F

Workarea Art-Ambient

WAAM 1980 Cairo Montenotte Italy F

Working Committee of the Malting Industry of the EU

1959 Brussels Belgium E t

World Academy of Biomedical Technologies

WABT 1997 Paris France G

World Academy of Research in Science and Engineering


World Agricultural Information Centre

WAICENT 1992 Rome Italy K g

World Air Cargo Organization

WACO 1973 Zurich Switzerland C

World Airlines Clubs Association

WACA 1966 Montréal QC Canada C

World Airport Lawyers Association

WALA 2008 San Isidro Argentina D

World Alliance for Clean Technologies

Lausanne Switzerland J

World Alliance for Innovation

WAINOVA 2005 Malaga Spain C y

World Associates for Biosystem Science and Engineering

WABSE 1999 Changzhou China G

World Association for Animal Production

WAAP 1965 Rome Italy C y

World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises

WASME 1980 Noida India B

World Association for Transport Animal Welfare and Studies

TAWS 1989 Chertsey UK G y

World Association of Christian Radio Amateurs and Listeners

WACRAL 1957 Brixham UK F

World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations

WAITRO 1970 St Augustin Germany B yt

World Association of Marine Stations

WAMS 2010 E y

World Association of Membrane Societies

WA-MS 2017 Leuven Belgium C y

World Association of Public Employment Services

WAPES 1989 Brussels Belgium C

World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

WASPaLM 1947 Tokyo Japan B

World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

WAVLD 1977 Ames IA USA D v

World Aviation MBA Association

WAMBA Hoofddorp Netherlands G

World Benchmarking Alliance

WBA Amsterdam Netherlands C y

World Bioenergy Association

WBA 2008 Stockholm Sweden C

World Birdstrike Association

WBA 2012 Bremen Germany C

World Blind Union

WBU 1984 Toronto ON Canada B y

World Broadband Foundation

2010 North York ON Canada N f

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD 1995 Geneva Switzerland C

World Catholic Association for Communication

SIGNIS 2001 Brussels Belgium B y

World Certification Institute

WCI 2000 C v

World Chambers Federation

WCF 1950 Paris France E

World Chemical Engineering Council

WCEC 2001 Frankfurt-Main Germany D y

World Class Soaring Association

WCSA Knoxville TN USA G

World Climate Foundation

WCF Copenhagen Denmark J

World Coffee Alliance

WCA London UK J y

World Commerce and Contracting

WorldCC 1999 Ridgefield CT USA C

World Committee of Maritime Culture Institutes

WCMCI 2010 Busan Korea Rep D y

World Computing Services Industry Congress

London UK S ct

World Confederation of Businesses

WORLDCOB 2004 Houston TX USA G

World Conference Mass Customization, Personalization & Co-Creation

MCPC 2001 S c

World Conference on Timber Engineering


World Conference on Transport Research Society

WCTRS 1986 Leeds UK F cv

World Congress Alternatives and Environment

1979 Vienna Austria S cv

World Congress of Chemical Engineering