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

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 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


Cologne Germany 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-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Productontwikkeling

APOPO 1998 Antwerp Belgium 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

Arab Agricultural Engineers Union

AAEU Damascus Syrian AR D

Arab Air Carriers Organization

AACO 1965 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Association of Engineering Consultants

Cairo Egypt D

Arab Bridge Maritime Company

1987 Aqaba Jordan F eg

Arab Centre for Human Resources Development

1975 K g

Arab Civil Aviation Organization

ACAO 1996 Rabat Morocco D g

Arab Company for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances

ACDIMA 1976 Amman Jordan F egt

Arab Countries Water Utilities Association

ACWUA 2006 Amman Jordan D

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Egypt E g

Arab Federation for Engineering Industries

AFEI 1975 Damascus Syrian AR D t

Arab Federation for Food Industries

AFFI 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D t

Arab Federation for Paper, Printing and Packaging Industries

AFPPPI 1977 Beirut Lebanon D t

Arab Federation of Shipping

AFS 1979 Beirut Lebanon F g

Arab Federation of Tire and Rubber Industries

1993 D t

Arab Forum for Alternatives


Arab Group for Muslim-Christian Dialogue

AGMCD 1995 Beirut Lebanon K

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

AGFUND 1981 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F fg

Arab Industrial Development, Standardization and Mining Organization

AIDSMO Rabat Morocco D gt

Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization

AICTO 2001 Tunis Tunisia E g

Arab Institute of Navigation

AIN 1978 Alexandria Egypt E j

Arab Insurance Group

ARIG 1980 Manama Bahrain F eg

Arab International Society for Management Technology

AIMICT 1990 Amman Jordan D

Arab Iron and Steel Union

AISU 1972 Algiers Algeria D

Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company

AMPTC 1972 Safat Kuwait K eg

Arab Network for Women in Science and Technology

ANWST Alexandria Egypt F

Arab Penal Reform Organization

APRO Bernex Switzerland J