Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse body of engineers in Australia – serving and representing around 100,000 professionals at every level across all fields of practice. Engineers Australia are committed to advancing engineering and the professional development of their members.
With Engineers Australia celebrating its Centenary in 2019, this convention will highlight Australian engineering on a global scale and explore the distinctive and sustaining mindset of our profession; the notion that ‘anything is possible’.
To find out information on eligibility or to become a member of Engineers Australia, visit the Engineers Australia website or call 1300 653 113.
The World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) is the peak body for engineering, representing nearly 100 nations and 30 million engineers. It is the voice of engineering at an international level and promotes the important role of engineers in key issues that the world is now facing, sustainable development, the growth of our cities, climate change and strategies for sustainable energy production to meet the needs to the growing population around the world.
The World Federation of Engineering Organisations is recognised by the United Nations and its agencies, government, intergovernmental organisations, international NGOs and the public in general as a respected and reliable source of advice and guidance on strategies and policies that use engineering and technology for the benefit of human development and well being and sustainable outcomes. It is one of the ten leading organisations in science and technology at the international level and is co-chair of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations, providing advice on Science Technology and Innovation. Established in 2018, it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018.
The World Engineers Convention (WEC) is a key event for WFEO. It is held every four years and is an “Olympics of Engineering”, bringing the world’s engineers together to discuss the important issues that relate to engineering. WFEO is proud to co-host WEC 2019 with Engineers Australia in 2019, as part of its centenary celebrations. This will be the 6th WEC with previous events being held in Hanover (2000), Shanghai (2004), Brasilia (2008), Geneva (2011) and Kyoto (2015).
In particular, the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is a key objective of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations and is a key focus of WEC 2019.
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.
The UNESCO Natural Science Division works to advance and promote science in the interests of peace, sustainable development and human security and well-being, in close collaboration with its Member States and a wide variety of partners. It is the only United Nations specialised agency, symbolised by the ‘S’ in the acronym, with a specific mandate for science.
The new United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represents a significant step forward in the recognition of the contribution of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to sustainable development. UNESCO is part of the United Nations Task Team leading the global Technology Facilitation Mechanism enhancing international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms.
UNESCO works with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations as an important partner in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
The patronage of WEC 2019 and the outcomes that are anticipated, are an important part of this partnership.
For more information, visit the UNESCO website.