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

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

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


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 yt

Ultrasonic Industry Association

UIA 1956 Dayton OH USA N t

UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo

UNMIK 1999 Pristina Kosovo E g

UN Nutrition

2020 Rome Italy E y

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