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 Réalités et Relations Internationales

ARRI 1973 Paris France G

Association régionale pour le développement de la coopération industrielle internationale

ADECI 1980 Marseille France G t

Association technique de l'industrie européenne des lubrifiants

ATIEL 1976 Brussels D t

Association transfrontalière du pôle européen de développement

PED 1985 Longwy France F g


2013 Leiden Netherlands F

ATAF - Association internationale de transporteurs aériens

1950 Paris France D

Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and Their Luggage by Sea

PAL 1974 London UK T g

Atlas Service Corps

2006 Washington DC USA G

ATM Industry Association

ATMIA 1997 J t


2010 C y

Audio and Loudspeaker Technologies International

ALTI 1964 Maricopa AZ USA N

Audio Engineering Society

AES 1948 New York NY USA F

Australasian Association for Engineering Education

AAEE 1989 Barton ACT Australia G

Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council

AAGSC 1982 D

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

ACPSEM 1977 Mascot NSW G

Australasian College of Road Safety

ACRS 2013 Mawson ACT Australia N

Australasian Conference on Chemical Engineering


Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-Learning

ACODE 1993 Canberra ACT Australia G

Australasian Fluids and Thermal Engineering Society

AFTES Barton ACT Australia G

Australasian Network for Ecology and Transportation


Australasian Particle Technology Society

APTS 1998 G

Australasian Railway Association

ARA Canberra ACT Australia N

Australasian Road Rescue Organisation

ARRO 1996 Cannonvale QLD Australia G

Australasian Sleep Technologists Association

ASTA 1995 Perth WA Australia G

Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology

ASTT 1991 Greenwood WA Australia G

Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology


Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association

ASSTA 1988 Canberra ACT Australia N

Australasian Sports Technology Alliance

ASTA Bundoora VIC Australia D

Australasian Telephone Collectors Society

ATCS Moorebank NSW Australia N

Australasian Tunnelling Society

ATS 1972 Kingston SA Australia G

Australasian Universities Building Education

AUBEA 1975 Adelaide SA Australia N

Australasian Wind Engineering Society

AWES 1985 Brisbane QLD Australia G

Australian Council for International Development

ACFID 1965 Deakin ACT Australia G y

Austrian Society for Environment and Technology

Vienna Austria G

Autonome Lokomotivführer-Gewerkschaften Europas

ALE 1989 Madrid Spain F

Avenir pour l'Enfant des Rizières

AER 1979 Paris France G

Aviation Sans Frontières

ASF International J

Aviation sans frontières, Belgique

ASF Belgium 1983 Brussels Belgium G v

Aviation sans frontières, France

ASF France 1980 Orly-Aérogare France G

Aviation Security Services Association - International

ASSA-I 2002 Wemmel Belgium D

Aviation Without Borders

AWB Hounslow UK G

Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation

BCLF 1993 Belgrade Serbia D

Baltic Air Surveillance Network

BALTNET 1996 Kaunas Lithuania F g

Baltic Association of Science/Technology Parks and Innovation Centres

BASTIC Kaunas Lithuania D

Baltic Earth

Geesthacht E

Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy

1966 Kaliningrad Russia G

Baltic Maritime Coordinating Meeting

MEPC BMCM 1987 Helsinki Finland S cg

Baltic Naval Squadron

BALTRON 1997 Tallinn Estonia F g

Baltic Pilotage Authorities Commission

BPAC 1981 Korsør Denmark D g

Baltic Ports Organization

BPO 1991 Gdynia Poland D