Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. In the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape and increasing inequalities, sustained growth must include industrialization that first of all, makes opportunities accessible to all people, and second, is supported by innovation and resilient infrastructure.

Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, global manufacturing – considered an engine of overall economic growth – has been steadily declining due to tariffs and trade tensions. The manufacturing decline caused by the pandemic has further caused serious impacts on the global economy.

This is primarily due to high inflation, energy price shocks, persistent disruptions in the supply of raw materials and intermediate goods, and global economic deceleration.

While LDCs in Asia have made considerable progress, African LDCs would need to change the current trajectory and accelerate progress significantly to attain the target by 2030. However, medium-high and high-technology industries demonstrated robust growth rates.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

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 Finland D

University Space Engineering Consortium

UNISEC-Global 2013 Tokyo Japan C y

UPEI - The voice of Europe's independent fuel suppliers

1962 Brussels Belgium D

Urban Farming

Southfield MI USA N

Utility Communicators International

1921 Sandy Springs GA USA N

Utility Economic Development Association

UEDA Larchmont NY USA G

Vaccines Europe

VE 1991 Brussels Belgium E

Veille européenne et citoyenne sur les autoroutes de l'information et le multimédia

VECAM 1995 Paris France G

Venice Regional Seapower Symposium for the Navies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries

Venice RSS 1996 S c

Venue Management Association - Asia and Pacific

VMA 1992 Gold Coast QLD Australia G


2005 Washington DC USA F

Vertical Flight Society

VFS 1943 Fairfax VA USA N

VGB PowerTech

VGB 1920 Essen Germany D

Viatores Christi - Travellers for Christ

1960 Dublin Ireland N

Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks

Vienna Agreement 1973 T g

Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation

VIDC 1987 Vienna Austria G jv

Vienna International Science Conferences and Events Association

VISCEA 2006 Vienna Austria E

Village Monde

2010 Québec QC Canada G


2011 Brussels Belgium F y

Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network

VATSIM 2001 F v

Virtual Biosecurity Centre

VBC 2011 Washington DC USA J y

Virtual Educa

2000 Washington DC USA F

Virtual Global Taskforce

VGT 2003 Washington DC USA F g

Virtual Physiological Human Institute for Integrative Biomedical Research

VPH Institute 2010 Leuven Belgium D jy

Virtual Reality Industry Forum

VRIF Fremont CA USA F t

Vodafone Group Foundation

Newbury UK G f

Volkswagen Foundation

1961 Hannover Germany G f

Volta River Authority

VRA 1961 Accra Ghana G g

Wagon africain de gestion de nouvelles électroniques

Réseau WAGNE 1991 Yaoundé Cameroon K

Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies

Wassenaar Arrangement 1996 Vienna Austria F g

Waste Free Oceans

WFO Brussels Belgium F

Water Engineers for the Americas

WEFTA 2002 Santa Fe NM USA G

Water Europe

WE 2004 Brussels Belgium E y

Water Reuse Europe

WRE 2016 Cranfield UK D

Water Science and Technology Association

WSTA Manama Bahrain D v

Water Security Management, Assessment, Research & Technology

W-SMART Paris France J

Water, Engineering and Development Centre

WEDC 1972 Loughborough UK G

WaterAid Canada

WAC 1987 Ottawa ON Canada G


2003 Brussels Belgium F y

WAVE Trust - Worldwide Alternatives to Violence

1996 Croydon UK G

Wayfarer International Committee

WIC 1972 Oakville ON Canada E

Web alliance for Regreening in Africa

W4RA 2009 Amsterdam Netherlands G