The World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development was proclaimed by UNESCO at its 40th General Conference in 2019. Since 2020, it has been celebrated worldwide on 4th March of each year. The day offers an opportunity to highlight engineers and engineering’s achievements in our modern world and improve public understanding of how engineering and technology are central to modern life and for sustainable development.
The World Engineering Day 2021 (WED2021), with the theme “Engineering for A Healthy Planet- Celebrating the UNESCO Engineering Report”, will focus on celebrating the launch of the 2nd UNESCO Engineering Report “Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals”. Ten years after the publication of the 1st UNESCO Engineering Report, “Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development”, the new report highlights the crucial role of engineering in delivering the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, shows how inclusive and gender equitable engineering profession can bring about new perspectives and thus respond to the shortage of engineers, showcases of engineering innovations for implementation of the SDGs, analyses the progresses in and challenges in engineering education and capacity building, and summarizes the regional trends of engineering development. Finally, it gives recommendations for developing engineering for the SDGs, and calls for global cooperation with multiple stakeholders to promote development of engineering for the SDGs.
UNESCO will hold an online ceremony to launch the report from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 4th March 2021 (CET). Besides this main event, UNESCO field offices and Category 2 Institutes and Centres under UNESCO’s auspices around the globe will organise local launch events.
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), together with its members and partners, will celebrate the World Engineering Day around 4 March, including a series of webinars, Poster Design Competition and a Videos Collection from Young Engineers.
All engineering institutions, universities, and businesses are invited to celebrate the World Engineering Day.