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

Third World Science Technology and Development Forum

STD Forum 1982 Glasgow UK G

Thought For Food

TFF 2011 F

TIC Council

2018 Brussels Belgium D

Timber Construction Europe

Berlin Germany D

TIME Association

1989 Gif-sur-Yvette France F

Timor Aid

1998 Dili Timor-Leste G

Tire Industry Association

TIA 2002 Bowie MD USA G t

Together for Sustainability

TfS 2011 Brussels Belgium F

Top E - European Consulting Engineering Network

1990 F

Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 Relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the SAfety of Fishing Vessels

SFV PROT 1993 1993 London UK T g

Toy Industries of Europe

TIE 1997 Brussels Belgium D t

TP Organics - European Technology Platform

TP Organics Brussels Belgium F y

Trade Union Eurocontrol Maastricht

TUEM Maastricht Netherlands E v

Trade Union International of Chemical, Energy, Metal, Oil and Allied Industries


Trade Unions International of Agriculture, Food, Commerce, Textile and Allied Industries

1996 Montreuil France B t

Trade Unions International of Transport, Fisheries and Communication

TUI Transport 1953 B t

Trademark Law Treaty

TLT 1994 T g

Trademark Registration Treaty

1973 T g

Trades Union International of Workers in the Building, Wood, Building Materials and Allied Industries

UITBB 1949 Nicosia Cyprus B ty

TRAFFIC International

1976 Cambridge UK F

Trans Africa Pipeline

TAP 2005 Toronto ON Canada G

Trans World Radio

TWR 1954 Cary NC USA G

Trans-ASEAN Energy Network

Jakarta Indonesia J gp

Trans-Asian Railway Network

TAR 2005 Bangkok Thailand F g

Trans-European North-South Motorway Project

TEM 1977 Warsaw Poland F g

Trans-European Railway Project

TER 1992 Bratislava Slovakia F g


1998 London UK G

Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue

TACD 1998 London UK F y

transform! europe

transform Vienna Austria E y

Transport Corridor from Europe-Caucasus-Asia

TRACECA 1993 Baku Azerbaijan E g

Transport Research Arena


Transportation Communications International Union

TCIU 1899 Rockville MD USA G

Transportation Intermediaries Association

TIA 1978 Alexandria VA USA G

Transported Asset Protection Association Asia

TAPA Asia Singapore Singapore E

Transported Asset Protection Association Europe


TransWorld Development Initiatives

TWDI Brentwood MD USA G

Travel Technology Association

Travel Tech 1999 Arlington VA USA N

Treaty Concerning Cooperation in the Field of Transport and Communications

1972 T g

Treaty Concerning the Permanent Neutrality and Operation of the Panama Canal

Panama Canal Treaty 1977 T g

Treaty for Integrated International Telecommunications Services and Networks

1988 T g

Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armament, 1922

1922 T g

Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armament, 1936

1936 T g

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation, 1691

1691 T g

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation, 1925

1925 T g

Treaty on International Service of Railroads, 1848

1848 T g

Treaty on International Transport by Rail, 1852

1852 T g

Treaty on Open Skies

1992 T g

Treaty on Patents of Invention

1889 T g

Treaty on Patents of Invention, Industrial Drawings and Models and Trademarks

1902 T g

Treaty on the Law of International Commercial Navigation

1940 T g