GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Industrialization is pivotal to advancing societies and innovation creates opportunities for real growth. Sustainable architecture and infrastructure such as transportation systems, roads, water and irrigation systems, telecommunications and technology platforms promote greater productivity and income generation while protecting our environment. These foundational elements are crucial to the sustainable economic growth of a region.
Building a Better World
COUNTRIES FOR CHANGE
“Inclusive and sustainable industrial development is the primary source of income generation, allows for rapid and sustained increases in living standards for all people, and provides the technological solutions to environmentally sound industrialization. ..Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.”
– United Nations
The following facts can be found on the official website of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
LET'S CREATE GROWTH.
This Sustainable Development Goal strives to develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all. It also seeks to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries.
Stop Wishing. Start Doing.
Here's How To Help
01. Support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Small and medium-sized enterprises can help drive innovation in local economies. Seek to purchase from or invest in companies who are helping to spur the growth of innovation and infrastructure in regional economies. Your support can make a difference.
02. Get Involved With an Organization
Support organizations like the UN-Habitat--the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and help achieve adequate shelter for all.
We're in this together.
Photography Credits by Order on Page:
UNMIL Assists in Repairing Road in Voinjama, Liberia – UN Photo by Eric Kanalstein
Farming for Development – UN Photo by Lucien Rajaonina
Water is Vital for Life – UN Photo by B Wolff