Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. In the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape and increasing inequalities, sustained growth must include industrialization that first of all, makes opportunities accessible to all people, and second, is supported by innovation and resilient infrastructure.

Even before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, global manufacturing – considered an engine of overall economic growth – has been steadily declining due to tariffs and trade tensions. The manufacturing decline caused by the pandemic has further caused serious impacts on the global economy.

This is primarily due to high inflation, energy price shocks, persistent disruptions in the supply of raw materials and intermediate goods, and global economic deceleration.

While LDCs in Asia have made considerable progress, African LDCs would need to change the current trajectory and accelerate progress significantly to attain the target by 2030. However, medium-high and high-technology industries demonstrated robust growth rates.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

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 Netherlands F f

Storage Networking Industry Association

SNIA 1997 Santa Clara CA USA 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 Germany 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 Finland G

Superyacht Builders Association

SYBAss 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Supplementary Arrangement Respecting the Measurement of the Tonnage of Vessels in Inland Navigation

1908 T g


1974 Liverpool UK G


1999 Washington DC USA G

Sustainability Transitions Research Network


Sustainable Energy for All

SEforALL 2011 Vienna Austria E

Sustainable Event Alliance


Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform

SNETP 2007 Paris France F y

Sustainable Shipping Initiative

SSI 2010 Hartley Wintney UK F

Sustainable Transport Africa

Nairobi Kenya G

Sustainable, Innovative and United Agriculture and Food Network

2003 Paris France G

Swedfund - International

Stockholm Sweden G efg

Swift Museum Foundation

SMF 1968 Athens TN USA N f

swissinfo - Swiss Radio International

SRI 1935 Bern Switzerland G g

Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East

SESAME 1997 Allan Jordan E g

Tactical Tech

2003 Berlin Germany J

Tactical Technology Collective

2003 Berlin Germany F

Taftie - The European Network of leading national innovation agencies


Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

1998 Geneva Switzerland T g

Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center

T.I.C. 1974 Lasne Belgium C


1994 Gosforth UK E

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

TAPPI 1915 Peachtree Corners GA USA F t

Technical Cooperation Network among Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratories in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile K

Techno-Ocean Network

TON 2000 Kobe Japan G

Technological Trade and Information Promotion System

TIPS 1986 F t

Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

TARA 1985 Delhi India G

Tecnalia Research and Innovation Foundation

Tecnalia 1993 San Sebastian Spain G j

Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

TSB 1993 Geneva Switzerland K g

Telecommunications Industry Association

TIA 1988 Arlington VA USA G t

Telecommunications Treaty

1966 T g

Telegraph Regulations, Telephone Regulations

1973 T g