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

Alternative Missions

Ferndale WA USA N

Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

ATM 2011 J ty

Alternatives - Action and Communication Network for International Development

Montréal QC Canada G y

Alternatives for Sustainable Development

Barcelona Spain G

Alternatives International

Alter-Inter Montréal QC Canada F

Alternatives to Neo-Liberalism in Southern Africa

ANSA 2003 Harare Zimbabwe D

Alternatives to Violence Project International

AVP International 1975 F

AMARC Europe

Brussels Belgium E y

Amazon Conservation Association

ACA 1999 Washington DC USA G


2004 New York NY USA N

Amendment of Article Seven of the Inter-American Amateur Radio Service Convention

1988 Washington DC USA T g

Amendments to the Protocol for the Prevention of Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft

1995 T g

American Association of Port Authorities

AAPA 1912 Alexandria VA USA D

American Canal Society

ACS 1972 Freemansburg PA USA N

American Concrete Institute

ACI 1904 Farmington Hills MI USA G j

American Refugee Committee

ARC 1978 Minneapolis MN USA G

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

ARAHA 2000 Columbia Heights MN USA G

American Road and Transportation Builders Association

ARTBA 1902 Washington DC USA G

American Society for Engineering Education

ASEE 1893 Washington DC USA F

American Society for Quality

ASQ 1946 Milwaukee WI USA G

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

ASABE 1907 St Joseph MI USA G

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME 1880 New York NY USA G

American Water Works Association

AWWA 1881 Denver CO USA E

American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery

AECOS 2011 F v

Americans for UNESCO

AU 1985 Washington DC USA G

Americas Research Industry Alliance



2007 Seattle WA USA G

Amref Health Africa

1957 Nairobi Kenya F f

Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International

AIMS International 1994 Santa Ana CA USA G t

Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems


Andean Center of Popular Action

1977 Quito Ecuador G

Animal Cell Technology Industrial Platform

ACTIP 1990 La Nucia Spain F t

Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

APHCA 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g

Animal Traction Network for Eastern and Southern Africa

ATNESA 1990 Nairobi Kenya F

Animal Transportation Association

ATA 1975 Terra Alta WV USA F

Annual European E-Commerce Conference

S c

Annual Nordic Cyber in Finance Conference

2017 S c

Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International

ABWTI 1980 London UK N

Antenna Technology

1989 Geneva Switzerland G

Anti-Phishing Working Group

APWG 2003 G

APEC Centre for Technology Foresight

APECTF 1998 Bangkok Thailand G

APEC Port Services Network

APSN 2008 Beijing China E

APEC SME Innovation Center

SMEIC 2004 Gyeongsan Korea Rep E

Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris

AOS 1922 Vatican City Vatican R

Appita - Australia and New Zealand Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Association

1947 Melbourne VIC Australia G t

Appropriate Technology Asia

ATA London UK G

Aprovecho Research Center

1978 Cottage Grove OR USA N

Aqua Publica Europea

APE 2008 Brussels Belgium D

Aquacultural Engineering Society

AES 1993 Riverview FL USA D

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

AASTMT 1972 Alexandria Egypt F g