World Engineering Day 2023


World Engineering Day for sustainable development

The World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development was proclaimed by UNESCO at its 40th General Conference in 2019. It is celebrated worldwide on 4th March of each year since 2020 as a UNESCO international day of celebration of engineers and engineering.


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.

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Message from UN Secretary - General Antonio Guterres on World Engineering Day 2021

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Engineers will need to utilise their theoretical knowledge in this fast-paced simulation of a real-world project. It’s a not to be missed opportunity!


This broadcast will follow World Engineering Day 2023 around the globe, to see how Engineer’s across the world are celebrating.

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World Federation of Engineering Organizations

The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is an international non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide. Founded on 4 March 1968 under the auspices of UNESCO, WFEO brings together national and regional engineering institutions from some 100 nations and represents more than 30 million engineers.


WFEO led the proposal to declare 4th March each year as the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (WED) and is working with communities around the world to celebrate this day.


The United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals

1 no poverty
2 Zero hunger
3 Good health and well-being
4 Quality education
5 Gender equality
6 Clean water and sanitation
7 Affordable and clean energy
8 Decent work and economic growth
9 industrial, innovation and infrastructure
10 reduced inequalities
11 sustainable cities and communities
12 responsible consumption and production
13 climate action
14 life below water
15 life on land
16 peace, justice and strong institutions
17 partnerships for the goals
Sustainable Development Goals

World Engineering Day 2019 Opening

Marlene Kanga
Announcing WED

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