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

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

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 Internet of Things Innovation

AIOTI 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 Utrecht 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 Group

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


2007 Seattle WA USA G