4th March World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development Adopted by UNESCO
At World Engineers Convention, Melbourne, Dr Marlene Kanga, President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) announced on November 20th, 2019 that, 4 March will be celebrated annually as World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development.
The resolution to proclaim 4th March of every year a World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development in November 2019 has adopted in The 40th General Conference of UNESCO.
WFEO – World Federation of Engineering Organizations.
WFEO established on March, 4th 1968, by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris.
The World Federation of Engineering Organizations is an international, non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide.
A key objective is to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through engineering.
WFEO is an international platform where issues related to engineering are discussed and addressed.
The World Federation of Engineering Organizations brings together national engineering organizations from some 100 nations and represents more than 30 million engineers from around the world.
SUPPORT FROM INDIA
Proposal for World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development has got support from 80 + Engineering Organization and 40 + countries /regions. From India it is supported by
- Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) India, and
- The Institution of Engineers India (IEI) India.
ABOUT WORLD ENGINEERING DAY LOGO
The logo is representation of commitment to the UN 2030 Agenda.
[UN 2030 Agenda: The new Goals and targets came into effect on 1 January 2016 to guide the decisions, take over the next 15 years. This includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals with 169 associated targets which are integrated and indivisible.]
In the logo there are 17 colours which represent UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainable Development Goals for Water, Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure and Innovation where engineers and engineering needed are symbolized with each colour, located at the centre of the image of logo. The goal for Engineering Education is also central as the world needs more engineers with the right engineering skills for sustainable development.
World image and Gear in the logo represent that this is a global day for everyone and engineers are driving the world and engineering is essential for Sustainable Development.
OBJECTIVES OF CELEBRATION OF WED
- Create awareness of World Engineering Day as an important international day for achieving
- Sustainable development by governments, civil society, industry, and the public;
- Increase awareness of engineering, its impact on modern life and that it is crucial to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
- Highlight the achievements of engineers and the essential role of engineers in promoting sustainable development;
- Encourage more young people, especially girls and women, to consider engineering as a career.
POSTER AND LOGO
Have a wonderful CELEBRATION of World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development.