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

Association of Energy Engineers

AEE 1977 Atlanta GA USA N e

Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management


Association of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties

AECEF 1992 Porto D

Association of European Manufacturers of Gas Meters, Gas Pressure Regulators, Safety Devices and Stations

FARECOGAZ 1968 Cologne Germany D

Association of European Public Postal Operators

PostEurop 1992 Brussels Belgium D g

Association of European Radios

AER 1992 Brussels D

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers

ASERCOM Brussels D v

Association of European Space Industry

EUROSPACE 1961 Paris France D t

Association of European Vehicle Logistics

ECG 1997 Brussels Belgium D

Association of European-level Research Infrastructure Facilities

ERF-AISBL Brussels Belgium D y

Association of Former United Nations Industry and Development Experts


Association of Genetic Technologists

AGT 1975 Lenexa KS USA N v

Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe

AGILE 1998 D

Association of Hydro-Meteorological Equipment Industry

HMEI 2001 Geneva Switzerland D t

Association of Industrial Ceiling Manufacturers

TAIM 1988 Düsseldorf Germany D t

Association of International Dressage Event Organizers

AIDEO Cappeln Germany D

Association of Internet Researchers

AoIR 1998 Chicago IL USA N

Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia

AMDISA 1989 Hyderabad India D

Association of Marina Industries

AMI 1986 Warren RI USA N t

Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean

AMLC 1957 Washington DC USA D

Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators

MEDREG 2006 Milan Italy E

Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe

AMICE 2007 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Nordic Engineers

ANE 2007 Copenhagen Denmark D

Association of Pacific Ports

APP 1913 D

Association of Plastics Manufacturers

PlasticsEurope 1976 Brussels Belgium D

Association of Power Utilities in Africa

APUA 1970 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D y

Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry

ASCCI 1992 Gaborone Botswana D t

Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa

ASOCSA 2006 Bellville South Africa N

Association of Science-Technology Centers

ASTC 1973 Washington DC USA G

Association of South Pacific Airlines

ASPA 1979 Nadi Fiji D

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

ASAIHL 1956 Bangkok Thailand D

Association of Southern African National Road Agencies

ASANRA Lilongwe Malawi D

Association of Telecommunication Enterprises of the Andean Community

1974 Quito Ecuador D g

Association of Telemessaging Services International

ATSI 1946 Atkinson NH USA N

Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the EU

CAOBISCO 1959 Brussels Belgium E t

Association of the Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific

AESIEAP 1975 Nonthaburi Thailand D t

Association of the European Heating Industry

EHI 2002 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of the European Self-Care Industry

1964 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of the Mediterranean Transmission System Operators

Med-TSO 2012 Rome Italy D

Association of University Research Parks

AURP 1986 Tucson AZ USA F

Association of University Technology Managers

AUTM 1974 Washington DC USA G

Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa

WOMESA 2007 Mombasa Kenya D

Association of Working Communities of the Alpine Regions

AWCAR 1989 Innsbruck E

Association pour la promotion de l'éducation et de la formation à l'étranger

APEFE 1976 Brussels Belgium G

Association pour la réhabilitation et le transfert humanitaires d'équipements médicaux et d'installations de santé


Association pour la route Centre Europe-Atlantique

ARCEA 1967 Mâcon France E

Association pour le développement agro-industriel du Sahel

ADAIS 1983 Vaux-en-Bugey France G t

Association pour les Produits Propres et Parentéraux

A3P 1986 Lyon France G

Association Radiodays Europe

RDE 2010 Copenhagen Denmark E c