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

Alliance africaine pour le commerce électronique

AACE Dakar Senegal D

Alliance for a Competitive European Industry

ACEI 2004 Brussels Belgium E yt

Alliance for Affordable Internet

A4AI 2013 Washington DC USA E y

Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment

ACE 1995 Brussels Belgium F t

Alliance for Chemical Sciences and Technologies in Europe

AllChemE 1995 Brussels Belgium F y

Alliance for Earth Sciences, Engineering and Development in Africa

AESEDA University Park PA USA G

Alliance for Harmonisation of Cellular Therapy Accreditation

AHCTA 2009 Bern Switzerland E y

Alliance for IoT and Edge Computing Innovation

AIOTI 2016 Brussels Belgium D y

Alliance for Reform and Democracy in Asia

ARDA 2000 F

Alliance for Rural Electrification

ARE 2006 Brussels Belgium E

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies

ASOP Global 2009 Washington DC USA G y

Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy - EU

ASOP EU 2011 D y

Alliance of International Corporate Advisors

AICA 2009 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Alliance of International Science Organizations

ANSO 2018 Beijing China C y

Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology

ALERT Geomaterials 1989 Grenoble France D

Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for South-South Cooperation

ANCSSC 2018 London UK J

Alliance of Rail New Entrants

ALLRAIL 2017 Brussels Belgium D

Alliott Global Alliance

1979 London UK F

alterNativa - Intercanvi amb Pobles Indigenes

1986 Barcelona Spain G

Alternativas Latinoamericanas de Desarrollo Humano y Estudios Antropológicos

ALDHEA 2005 Quito Ecuador J

Alternative Action for African Development

1988 G

Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

ALTSEAN Burma 1996 Bangkok Thailand G

Alternative Information and Development Centre

AIDC 1996 Cape Town South Africa G

Alternative Investment Management Association

AIMA 1990 London UK D

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

AMARC Europe

Brussels Belgium E y

Amazon Conservation Association

ACA 1999 Washington DC USA G

AmChams in Europe

1963 Ljubljana Slovenia E


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 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



1977 Brussels Belgium D