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

Women's International News Gathering Service

WINGS 1986 Denman Is BC Canada 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 Research in Science and Engineering


World Agricultural Information Centre

WAICENT 1992 Rome Italy K g

World Agroforestry Centre

ICRAF 1977 Nairobi Kenya E

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 Guangzhou 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 Sustainable Development

WASD 2003 London UK C

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 Nanjing China 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 News Publishers

WAN-IFRA 2009 Paris France B y

World Association of Public Employment Services

WAPES 1989 Brussels Belgium C

World Association of Seaweed Processors

MARINALG International 1976 Brussels Belgium D t

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 Davis CA USA F cv