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

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

AFA J

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 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

Arab Permanent Postal Commission

APPC 1952 Cairo Egypt D g

Arab Petroleum Services Company

APSCO 1975 Tripoli Libyan AJ K eg

Arab Region Ecotechnie Network

AREN 2002 Aswan Egypt K

Arab Satellite Communications Organization

ARABSAT 1976 Riyadh Saudi Arabia D g

Arab School of Science and Technology

ASST 1978 Kuwait Kuwait G

Arab Science and Technology Foundation

ASTF 2000 Sharjah United Arab Emirates F f

Arab Sea Ports Federation

ASPF 1976 Alexandria Egypt D g

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company

ASRY 1974 Hidd Bahrain K eg

Arab Society for Ethics in Science and Technology

ASEST Alexandria Egypt G

Arab Telecommunication and Information Council of Ministers

E g

Arab Towns Development Fund

ATDF 1979 Kaifan Kuwait F f

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

Arab Union for Cement and Building Materials

AUCBM 1977 Damascus Syrian AR D y

Arab Union of Land Transport

AULT 1978 Amman Jordan D

Arab Union of Manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Appliances

AUPAM 1986 D

Arab Women in Maritime Association

AWiMA 2017 J

Arab World Internet Institute

AW2I Kensington MD USA D j

Arab-Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

ABLCC 1961 Brussels Belgium E

Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry

CASCI 1974 Geneva Switzerland D t

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik

APV 1954 Düsseldorf Germany D v

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Arctic Coast Guard Forum

ACGF F g

Armament Industry European Research Group

ARES Group 2016 Paris France J

Arrangement between Certain Member States of the European Space Research Organisation and the European Space Research Organisation Concerning the Execution of a Meteorological Satellite Programme

1972 T g

Artefact - Centre for Energy, Appropriate Technology and International Development Cooperation

Glücksburg Germany G

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