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

Union internationale des associations et organismes scientifiques et techniques

UATI 1950 Paris France A y

Union internationale des ingénieurs et des scientifiques utilisant la langue française

UISF 1987 Paris France C

Union internationale des laboratoires indépendants

UILI 1960 Breda Netherlands C

Union internationale des services médicaux des chemins de fer

UIMC 1949 Paris C

Union internationale des sociétés de transport combiné rail - route

UIRR 1970 Brussels Belgium F

Union internationale des techniciens de l'industrie de la chaussure

UITIC 1974 C t

Union internationale pour la protection des obtentions végétales

UPOV 1961 Geneva Switzerland F gy

Union of African Railways

UAR 1972 D g

Union of African Shippers' Councils

UASC 1977 Douala Cameroon E g

Union of Arab Chambers

UAC 1951 Beirut Lebanon D

Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS 1969 Cambridge MA USA G

Union of European Chambers of Commerce for Transport

UECC 1949 Basel D

Union of Local and Non Local General Service Staff FAO/WFP

1976 Rome Italy E v

Union of Road Transport Associations in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Region

BSEC-URTA 2001 Istanbul Turkey D

Union of Scientific and Engineering Associations

USEA Moscow Russia G

Union of the Electricity Industry - Eurelectric

1999 Brussels D t

Unión Panamericana de Asociaciones de Ingenieros

UPADI 1949 Sao Paulo Brazil D y

Union radio-scientifique internationale

URSI 1913 Ghent C

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra Italy G

UNISEC Europe

2014 Würzburg Germany D

United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations

UFTAA 1966 Monte Carlo Monaco B

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT 1997 Geneva Switzerland E gt

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY F fg

United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

CSTD 1992 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Committee of Experts on TDG and GHS 1953 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1988 T g

United Nations Convention on Conditions for Registration of Ships

1986 T g

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

Rotterdam Rules 2008 Vienna Austria T g

United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods

1980 T g

United Nations Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages

1993 London UK T g

United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea

1978 Vienna Austria T g

United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

1991 Vienna Austria T g

United Nations Correspondents Association

UNCA 1948 New York NY USA G

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY E g

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP 1947 Bangkok Thailand E g

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY E g

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE 1947 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO 1945 Paris B g

United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP 1972 Nairobi E g

United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

UNGEGN 1959 New York NY E g

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR 1951 Geneva E g

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNIDO 1967 Vienna Austria B g

United Nations Mine Action Service

UNMAS 1997 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service

NGLS 1975 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Office at Geneva

UNOG Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

UNDRR 1999 Geneva Switzerland E g

United Nations Office for Project Services

UNOPS 1973 Copenhagen E g

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

UNODC 1997 Vienna Austria E g

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