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

South Asia Rural Reconstruction Association

SARRA 1984 Bangalore India D

South Atlantic Maritime Area

1966 Buenos Aires Argentina F g

South East Asia Drymix Mortar Association

SEADMA 2006 Munich Germany D

South East Asia Net

SEANET 1963 Bangkok Thailand F

South East Asian Water Utilities Network

SEAWUN 2002 Hanoi Vietnam F

South East Europe Transport Observatory

SEETO Belgrade Serbia F g

South Eastern Europe Advisory Service Network

SEASN 2015 Zagreb F

South Pacific Airlines Darts Association

SPADA 1988 J

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission

SWIOFC 2004 Maputo Mozambique E g

South-West Pacific Dialogue

SWPD 2002 F cg

Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network

SEED-Net 2001 Bangkok Thailand K

Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

SEAGS 1967 Bangkok Thailand D v

Southeast Asian Laboratories Network


Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

SEAMEO 1965 Bangkok Thailand D gy

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

SEARCA 1966 Los Baños Philippines E gy

Southern Africa Postal Operators Association

SAPOA 2001 D g

Southern Africa Telecommunications Association

SATA 1980 Maputo Mozambique D

Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education


Southern African Association for the Conference Industry

SAACI Parklands South Africa N t

Southern African Association of Science and Technology Centres

SAASTEC 1996 Pretoria South Africa G

Southern African Bitumen Association

SABITA 1979 Howard Place South Africa D

Southern African Development Community

SADC 1992 Gaborone Botswana F g

Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering

SAIIE Johannesburg South Africa N jt

Southern African Online User Group

SAOUG Pretoria South Africa E

Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association

SARIMA 2002 Pretoria South Africa G

Southern African Society for Trenchless Technology

SASTT 1992 D

Southern African-Nordic Centre

SANORD 2007 Cape Town South Africa E

Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference

SCTC 1977 S c

SPARC Europe

2004 Apeldoorn Netherlands F

Special Agreement Concerning Telegraphic Relations

1921 T g

Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement, 1971

STP 1971 London UK T g

Special Union for the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Nice Union 1970 Geneva Switzerland F g

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research

1966 Brighton UK G

Staff Association of the International Civil Aviation Organization

ICAO Staff Association 1948 Montréal QC Canada E v

Standing International Road Weather Commission

SIRWEC 1985 Dorval QC Canada E v

Starch Europe

1963 Brussels Belgium E

Start Network

2010 London UK F y

Steel Construction Institute, The

SCI 1986 Ascot UK E j

STEPS Centre

Falmer UK G

STI International

Vienna Austria C j

Stichting ZDHC Foundation

ZDHC Foundation 2015 Amsterdam F f

Storage Networking Industry Association Europe

SNIA Europe Wembley UK D t

Storage Networking Industry Association South Asia

SNIA South Asia Singapore Singapore D t

Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe

2014 Frankfurt-Main D

Streets Ahead Children's Centre Association

SACCA Rwamagana Rwanda G

Student Letter Exchange

SLE 1936 Lynbrook NY USA N

Student Platform for Engineering Education Development

SPEED 2006 F

Sugar Association of the Caribbean

SAC 1942 Couva Trinidad-Tobago D

Suomalaiset Kehitysjärjestöt

Fingo 2018 Helsinki G