OUR HISTORY

World Engineering Day History

The United Nations General Assembly announced the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

2015

As part of its
50th-anniversary celebrations, WFEO initiated the proposal to establish a World Engineering Day on March 4th every year

2018

This initiative soon received support from around 80 peak international and national institutions of engineering and seconded by more than 40 nations

2018

The 40th General Conference of UNESCO adopted the resolution to proclaim 4th March of every year a World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

2019

Marlene Kanga Announcing WED at WEC 2019 Opening, World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development will be celebrated annually from 2020 onwards

2019

The First World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

2020

ENGAGEMENT

4,000

Hashtags

88

Registered Events

2020

WED 2021 broke new ground when it achieved overwhelming participation on Social Media with 32 million engagements.

2021

The World Engineering
Day 2021, with the theme “Engineering for A Healthy Planet”, focused on celebrating the launch of the 2nd UNESCO Engineering Report

2021

ENGAGEMENT

16,000

Hashtags

115

Registered Events

2021

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