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

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

Treaty on Trademarks

1889 T g

Treaty Respecting Literary, Artistic and Industrial Property

1901 T g

Triangle génération humanitaire

TGH 1994 Lyon France G

Trilateral Commission

TC 1973 Paris France F v

Tripartite Agreement on Road Transport

1998 T g

Tripartite Inland Waterways Agreement

1998 T g

Trusted Connectivity Alliance

TCA 2000 Redwood City CA USA F

Tube and Pipe Association International

1983 Rockford IL USA G

Tunis International Centre for Environmental Technologies

CITET 1996 Tunis Tunisia G

Tutmonda Asocio de Konstruistoj Esperantistaj

TAKE 1993 Wintzenheim France F v

TV5MONDE Europe

1988 Paris France K eg

Twelve Gates Foundation

2018 Sunnyside NY USA G f

UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

1925 Levallois-Perret France B ty

Ultrasonic Industry Association

UIA 1956 Dayton OH USA N t

UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

UNMIK 1999 E g

UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods and Construction

1993 Vienna Austria T g

UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services

1994 Vienna Austria T g

Underwriters Laboratories

UL 1894 Northbrook IL USA G

UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

COFFI 1947 Geneva Switzerland E gt

UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

1961 Bangkok Thailand E g

UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Communication and Information

1948 Delhi India E g

UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology

CMST 1988 Sydney NSW Australia J

UNESCO International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management

i-WSSM 2017 Daejeon G g

UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

1984 Apia Samoa E g

UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe

UNESDA 1959 Brussels Belgium E

UNIDO International Solar Energy Centre for Technology Promotion and Transfer

ISEC 2006 Lanzhou China E g

Union des associations européennes des ingénieurs ferroviaires

UAEIF Frankfurt-Main Germany D

Union des fabricants pour la protection internationale de la propriété industrielle et artistique

UF 1872 Paris France N t

Union des industries ferroviaires européennes

UNIFE 1975 Brussels Belgium D t

Union Europäischer Gerüstbaubetriebe

UEG 2008 Cologne Germany D

Union Européenne Contre les Nuisances des Avions

UECNA 1968 Milly-sur-Thérain France D

Union Européenne de l'Industrie des Lubrifiants

UEIL 1963 Brussels Belgium D t

Union européenne des modélistes ferroviaires et des amis des chemins de fer

1954 Landsberg am Lech D

Union européenne du commerce du bétail et de la viande

UECBV 1951 Brussels Belgium D y

Union européenne pour l'agrément technique dans la construction

UEAtc 1960 Brussels Belgium D

Union for Sports, Culture, Tourism International for Posts and Telecommunications

Union SCIPT 1992 Marsa Malta E

Union for the International Classification for Industrial Designs

Locarno Union 1971 F gt

Union for the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

The Hague Union 1925 F gt

Union for the International Registration of Marks

Madrid Union 1892 F g

Union for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Lisbon Union 1958 F g

Union internationale de la presse francophone

UPF 1950 Paris France C

Union internationale de presse ferroviaire

FERPRESS 1960 Stuttgart Germany D

Union internationale des associations et organismes scientifiques et techniques

UATI 1950 Paris France A y

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