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

Six Countries Programme

6CP 1975 Delft Netherlands E g

SKA Observatory

SKAO Macclesfield E g

Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Europe

SME Europe 2012 Brussels Belgium E

Small Business Standards

SBS 2013 Brussels D y

Small Cell Forum

Dursley UK F


1932 Southfield MI USA G

Smile Train

1999 New York NY USA F

Social Accountability Accreditation Services

SAAS 1997 New York NY USA E

Social Innovation Exchange

SIX 2008 London UK F

Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia

ESOCITE 2006 Mexico City Mexico D

Sociedad Latinoamericana de Tecnologia del Caucho

SLTC 1996 Buenos Aires Argentina D

Sociedad Panamericana de Trauma

SPT 1986 Richmond VA D

Societas Internationalis de Diagnostica Ultrasonica in Ophthalmologia

SIDUO 1964 Lima C v

Societas Physiologiae Plantarum Scandinavica

SPPS 1947 Umeå D v

Société européenne pour la formation des ingénieurs

SEFI 1973 Brussels D y

Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights

SCAPR 2001 Brussels Belgium E

Society for Development Alternatives

1983 Delhi India G

Society for Experimental Biology

SEB Lancaster UK G

Society for Experimental Mechanics

SEM 1943 Bethel CT USA G v

Society for Free Radical Research Asia

SFRR ASIA 1995 Kyoto Japan D

Society for Imaging Science and Technology

IS&T 1947 Springfield VA D

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

SIAM 1952 Philadelphia PA USA G

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening

SLAS 2010 St Charles IL USA G

Society for Literature, Science and the Arts

SLSA 1985 Atlanta GA USA G

Society for Participatory Research in Asia

PRIA 1982 Delhi India G

Society for Philosophy and Technology

SPT 1976 College Station TX D v

Society for Progress and Innovation in the Near East

SPINE 2008 D

Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions

SRISTI 1993 Ahmedabad India G

Society for Satellite Professionals International

SSPI 1983 New York NY USA G tv

Society for Social Studies of Science

4S 1975 Evansville IN USA D

Society for Standards Professionals

SES 1947 Portsmouth NH USA G tv

Society for Text and Discourse

Tempe AZ USA N

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

SAMPE 1944 Covina CA USA N

Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab World

SASTA 2011 San Diego CA USA G

Society for the History of Technology

SHOT 1958 Eindhoven C

Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computation in Europe and its Surroundings


Society for Underwater Technology

SUT 1966 London UK F

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication

SWIFT 1973 La Hulpe F e

Society of Allied Weight Engineers

SAWE 1939 Melbourne Beach FL N

Society of Chemical Industry

SCI 1881 London UK G t

Society of Construction Law for Africa

SCLA 2013 Cape Town J

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe

SETAC Europe 1989 Brussels E

Society of Fire Protection Engineers

SFPE 1950 Gaithersburg MD USA G

Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators

SIGTTO 1979 London UK C v

Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

SMPTE 1916 White Plains NY G v

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

SNAME 1893 Alexandria VA USA G v

Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity

SOI Daegu G

Society of Petroleum Engineers

SPE 1985 Richardson TX F v

Society of Photo-Technologists

SPT 1959 Cheney WA USA G

Society of Plastics Engineers

SPE 1942 Danbury CT USA G v