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 of European Automative and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

EUROBAT 1968 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties

AECEF 1992 Porto Portugal 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 Belgium D

Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers

ASERCOM Brussels Belgium D vt

Association of European Space Industry

EUROSPACE 1961 Paris France D t

Association of European Vehicle Logistics

ECG 1997 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of European-level Research Infrastructure Facilities

ERF-AISBL Brussels Belgium D y

Association of Family Offices in Asia

AFO 2012 Central Hong Kong N

Association of Former United Nations Industry and Development Experts


Association of Genetic Technologists

AGT 1975 N v

Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe

AGILE 1998 D

Association of Hydro-Meteorological 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 t

Association of Nordic Engineers

ANE 2007 Copenhagen Denmark D

Association of Pacific Ports

APP 1913 Clackamas OR USA D

Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe

Plastics Europe 1976 Brussels Belgium D t

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 St Paul MN USA N

Association of Test Publishers

ATP 1992 Washington DC USA J

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 D t

Association of the European Heating Industry

EHI 2002 Brussels Belgium D t

Association of the European Rail Supply Industry

UNIFE 1975 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 Vietnamese Scientists and Experts

AVSE Global 2011 Paris France 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 Austria E

Association ouvrière des compagnons du devoir du Tour de France

AOCDTF 1941 Paris France N

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