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

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Group for Civil Engineering Informatics

AGCEI 2012 Suita Japan D c

Asian Highway Network

2003 Bangkok Thailand F g

Asian Horological Trade and Industry Promotion Conference


Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

AIIB 2014 Beijing China F g

Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association

AIEA Tokyo Japan D

Asian Institute of Technology

AIT 1967 Pathum Thani Thailand F j

Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association

AITAA 1969 Pathum Thani Thailand E j

Asian Institute of Transport Development

AITD 1989 Delhi India G j

Asian Joint Committee on Plasma Surface Engineering


Asian Licensing Association

Kowloon Hong Kong G

Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology

ANENT 2004 Vienna Austria F g

Asian Network for Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems

ASIALICS Shanghai China F

Asian Network of Analytical Chemistry

ANAC 1984 Saga Japan F

Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology

ANCST 2013 Bangi Malaysia F

Asian Network on Standardization and Harmonization in Laboratory Medicine

ANCLS 1999 Seoul Korea Rep F

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

ANGOC 1979 Quezon City Philippines D y

Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering

APCChE 1975 Melbourne VIC Australia D

Asian Pacific Federation of the World's Poultry Science Association Branches

1981 Palmerston North New Zealand E

Asian Paint Industry Council

APIC 1985 Tokyo Japan D t

Asian Pavement Engineering Society

APES 2017 D

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association

APVIA 2009 Singapore Singapore D t

Asian Productivity Organization

APO 1961 Tokyo Japan D g

Asian Railway Operators Association

AROA Cranleigh UK D

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Japan D

Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives

ARENA 1983 F

Asian Science Park Association

ASPA 1997 Daegu Korea Rep D

Asian Society for Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

ASCPaLM 2002 D

Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology

ASPEN Yokohama Japan D

Asian Society of Experimental Mechanics

ASEM 1997 J

Asian Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

ASSMO 2014 D

Asian Technology Information Programme

ATIP Albuquerque NM USA N

Asian Telecom and Information Exchange Forum

ATIE 1995 J c

Asian Union of Thermal Science and Engineering

AUTSE 2015 D

Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation

ASOCIO 1984 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D t

Asian-Oceanic Postal Convention

1961 T g

Asian-Pacific Postal College

APPC 1970 Bangkok Thailand F g

Asian-Pacific Postal Union

APPU 1962 Bangkok Thailand C g

Asiania Parachute Federation

1994 Coolum QLD Australia D

ASIS International

1955 Alexandria VA USA G v

ASM International

ASM 1913 Materials Park OH USA G v

Asociación Centroamericana, del Caribe y Mexicana de Animales de Laboratorio


Asociación de Centros de Convenciones del Caribe y Latinoamérica

ACCCLATAM 2016 Salta Argentina D

Asociación de Combustibles Eficientes de Latinoamérica

ACELA 2015 Mexico City Mexico J

Asociación de la Industrias de Alimentación Animal de América Latina y Caribe

FEEDLATINA 2008 Montevideo Uruguay D t

Asociación de las Camaras de Comercio e Industria del Mediterraneo

ASCAME 1982 Barcelona Spain F t

Asociación de Televisión Educativa Iberoamericana

ATEI 1992 Valencia Spain F

Asociación Iberoamericana de Gas Licuado del Petróleo

AIGLP 1986 Rio de Janeiro Brazil D

Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingenieria

ASIBEI 1999 Bogota Colombia D

Asociación Iberoamericana de las Tecnologias del Agua y Riego