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

Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO

ACCU 1971 Tokyo Japan E


J c

AsiaHaptics Society

AHS 2020 D

Asian Alliance of Appropriate Technology Practitioners


Asian America MultiTechnology Association

AAMA 1979 Palo Alto CA USA G

Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association


Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology

APCTT 1977 Delhi India E g

Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering

AAAE 1990 Beijing China D v

Asian Building Maintenance Association

ABMA 2006 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Centre for Engineering Computations and Software

ACECOMS 1995 Pathum Thani Thailand G

Asian Centre for Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics

ACSIG Pathum Thani Thailand G

Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council

ACECC 1999 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Community of Glycoscience and Glycotechnology

ACGG Ibaraki Japan D

Asian Concrete Federation

ACF 2004 Pathum Thani Thailand D

Asian Conference on Safety and Education in Laboratory

ACSEL 2013 S c

Asian Control Association

ACA Bucheon Korea Rep E

Asian Crystallization Technology Society

ACTS 2011 Yongin Korea Rep D

Asian Development Technology Centre


Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre

ADNDRC Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Asian Dragon Boat Federation

1992 Beijing China D

Asian Federation of Biotechnology

AFOB 2008 Incheon Korea Rep D

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Tokyo F y

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 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 D

Asian Secondary Mortgage Market Association