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

Worldwide Quality EXpress System /Network/

WQXS Network 1995 Brussels Belgium F

Worldwide TV-FM DX Association

1961 Somersville CT USA N


1991 Bainbridge Island WA USA N

X.Org Foundation

N f


1997 Geneva Switzerland G

YEM Foundation

YF 2017 Las Vegas NV USA F f

Young Asian Biochemical Engineers' Community


Young Phycological Society International

YPSI 2012 Chennai India D

YoungShip International


Youth For Public Transport

Y4PT 2009 Brussels Belgium F

Youth for Road Safety

YOURS 2010 Culemborg Netherlands E

Youth for Technology Foundation

YTF 2000 Louisville KY USA G f

Zentrum für Wissenschaftliche Kommunikation mit Ibero-America

Tübingen Germany G

Zero Waste International Alliance

ZWIA 2003 J

ZigBee Alliance

2002 Davis CA USA G

Zircon Industry Association

ZIA London UK C t


1973 Apeldoorn Netherlands G