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

Association européenne des formateurs du transport

EuroTra 1990 Brussels Belgium D

Association européenne pour la coordination de la représentation des consommateurs pour la normalisation

ANEC 1995 Brussels Belgium D y

Association for Aid and Relief - Japan

AAR 1979 Tokyo Japan G

Association for Computational Linguistics

ACL 1967 Stroudsburg PA USA F

Association for Conferences and Events

ACE International 1971 St Ives UK N

Association for Constraint Programming

ACP 2005 C v

Association for Cooperation on Sustainable Development and Sustainable Construction in the Mediterranean

SD-MED Association 2004 Athens Greece D

Association for Engineering Education in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

AEESEAP 1973 Beijing China D

Association for European Inland Navigation and Waterways

1877 Duisburg Germany G

Association for European Transport

AET 1998 Newbury UK D

Association for Financial Professionals

AFP 1980 Rockville MD USA G

Association for Forest Spatial Analysis Technologies

ForestSAT 2015 E c

Association for Industrial Archeology

AIA 1973 Leicester UK N t

Association for Information Science and Technology

ASIS and T 1937 Leesburg VA USA G

Association for International Cooperation and Research in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures

ASCCS Bradford UK D

Association for Iron and Steel Technology

AIST 2004 Warrendale PA USA N

Association for Laboratory Phonology

labphon C

Association for Mass Spectrometry & Advances in the Clinical Lab

MSACL 2009 Del Mar CA USA J

Association for Microwave Power in Europe for Research and Education

AMPERE Europe 1993 Paris La Défense France E

Association for Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society

APBREBES 2009 Lausanne Switzerland C y

Association for Progressive Communications

APC 1990 Melville South Africa F y

Association for Real Property and Infrastructure

ARPI 1980 G

Association for Safe International Road Travel

ASIRT 1995 Potomac MD USA G

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

AAAI 1979 Palo Alto CA USA G

Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe

AAATE 1995 Linz Austria D

Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops

AAIC 1979 Parlier CA USA G

Association for Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence

AUAI Stanford CA USA E c

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

AUVSI 1972 Arlington VA USA N

Association François-Xavier Bagnoud

FXB International 1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Association Francophone d’Hydrographie

AFHy 1982 Brest France N

Association francophone des professionnels de l'expérience utilisateur

Flupa 2008 Lille France E t

Association Internationale de Gouvernance du Cachet Electronique Visible

AIGCEV Paris France G

Association internationale de la boulangerie industrielle

AIBI 1956 Brussels Belgium D t

Association internationale de lutte contre la cybercriminalité

AILCC 2006 Paris France C

Association Internationale des Conférenciers Professionnels de la Francophonie

AICPF Montréal QC Canada G t

Association Internationale des Réparateurs en Carosserie

AIRC 1969 Friedberg Germany D

Association internationale des traducteurs de conférence

AITC 1962 Geneva Switzerland C v

Association internationale pour la sécurité du transport des jeunes

AIST 1994 Paris France D

Association internationale pour les technologies objets

AITO Genoa Italy D

Association l'e-développement

AEDEV 2001 Brunoy France G

Association mondiale des radiodiffuseurs communautaires

AMARC 1983 Montréal QC Canada F

Association nationale et internationale de loisirs de rencontres et d'éducation pour les enfants et adolescents précoces

ALREP 1981 Nîmes France N

Association of ACP National Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Other Economic Operators

ACP Chambers 1981 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of Adriatic-Ionian Universities

UniAdrion 2000 Ancona Italy F

Association of African Exhibition Organisers

AAXO Johannesburg South Africa G

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

AAPA 1966 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

AASSREC 1973 Canberra ACT Australia D

Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors - International

ACCED-I 1980 Fort Collins CO USA G

Association of Energy Engineers

AEE 1977 Atlanta GA USA N

Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management

EPPM C

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