On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of 17 goals: the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs – to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda that has to be achieved over the next 15 years.
Advancing the UN SDGs through Engineering is the aim of WFEO.
WFEO is actively invested in the fulfillment of the SDGs through multiple actions undertaken by our members and Standing Technical Committees since several years.
You can see below all the actions undertaken by WFEO for each SDG, wherever engineering is needed.
The WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan activates the WFEO Strategic Objectives and demonstrates the commitment by WFEO, its members and partners, to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals through engineering.

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

2018

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: Reviewing and Developing Standards for Engineering Education to meet current and future needs of industry and society

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: Capacity Building for Engineering Education Systems, accreditation and registration to meet the needs for engineers around the world

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: Capacity Building for Engineering Education

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: The Global Cyber School

World Conference on Science Literacy 2018 held in Beijing

The Beijing Declaration for Promoting Public Science Literacy Across the World

ISTIC 10th Anniversary celebration and International Conference on Climate Change Education

IFEES (International Federation of Engineering Education Societies) signs MoU with WFEO

WFEO / IFEES (International Federation of Engineering Education Societies) Cooperation agreement

WFEO / ISTIC (International Science Technology and Innovation Centre) Cooperation agreement

WFEO / INWES (International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists) Cooperation agreement

WFEO / FIDIC (Federation of International Consulting Engineers) Cooperation agreement

WFEO / ICEE (International Centre for Engineering Education) Cooperation agreement

WFEO presence at the International Engineering Alliance Education Forum

WFEO International Member FEIAP progresses UN Sustainable Development Goals for education, infrastructure and sustainable cities

2017

Jorge Spitalnik – WFEO¨Past President – document “Initiatives for International Accreditation of Engineering Education Programs”

  Initiatives for International Accreditation of Engineering Education Programs

2016 and before

WFEO / IEA (International Engineering Alliance) Cooperation agreement

UN GOAL 4 webpage

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

WFEO Committee on Women in Engineering (WIE)

2018

Imperial College London article “Dr Marlene Kanga on engineering, diversity, and her role as President of the WFEO”

Women In Engineering Declaration: Contributing to Global Sustainable Development – “Turning Words into Action”

WFEO / INWES (International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists) Cooperation agreement

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: WomEng: 1 Million Girls in STEM

WFEO at the UN CSW62

International Women’s Day and WIE 10th Anniversary Celebration

WIE Report on Activities and Programmes 2018 – 2019, Paris, France – March 2018

Women showcase innovations in science and technology to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Malaysia

2017

WFEO at the UN CSW61

Dr. Marlene Kanga Keynote presentation “Engineering and Technology – empowering women, presented at UNESCO Side Event on Women and Engineering, CSW61, New York, March 2017”

2016

WIE celebrates International Women’s Day in Africa, Abuja, Nigeria – March 2016

WFEO at the UN CSW60 – Commission on the Status of Women

Leadership and Influence by Valerie Agberagba, Lima, Peru – December 2016

Engineering Strategic Indicators by Ania Lopez, Lima, Peru – December 2016

Diversity & Inclusion in Engineering by Stacey M. DelVecchio, Lima, Peru – December 2016

2015 and before

Corporate programs to attract, retain and promote women engineers, Geneva, Switzerland – September 2011

Women workforce diversity in engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina – October 2010

Capacity building to create equal opportunities, Buenos Aires, Argentina – October 2010

UN GOAL 5 webpage

Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

2018

WFEO participation in the 62nd IAEA General Conference

Young Engineers Advancing the UN SDGs – Project: Supplying Affordable and Clean Energy through Multiple Energy Systems Integration, China – Author: Ning Zhang

WFEO Participation in the Global SDG 7 Conference on Energy

Pradeep Chaturvedi presentation “Energy, Jobs and Sustainable Societies”

2017

WFEO Participation in EXPO 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan

Sam Grossman – Chair of WFEO Committee on Energy – presentation “Transforming the World and Wasted Organic Materials”

WFEO participation at the World Scientific and Engineering Congress – WSEC 2017

2016

World Future Energy Forum (WFEF) 2016 successfully held in Beijing

Martin Manuhwa – Chair of WFEO Committee on Anti Corruption – presentation “Achieving Sustainable Energy Delivery in Developing Countries-Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Roadmap for Zimbabwe”

Daniel Favrat – Vice Chair of WFEO Committee on Energy – presentation “Advanced integrated systems and design methods for improved energy efficiency”

S. S. Rathore – Chair of WFEO Committee on Information & Communication – presentation “Canal top solar power plant: an innovative initiative”

Mustafa Shehu – FAEO Past President – presentation “Energy Situation in Africa – Opportunities and Challenges”

Peter Greenwood – WFEO Past Executive Vice President – presentation “Nuclear power what can we learn from Australia ?”

Carsten Ahrens – Chair of the Solar Energy Task Group of the WFEO Committee on Energy – presentation “Germany’s Energy Transition Swarm energy – An Approach for (digitally) Distributed Electricity”

Carsten Ahrens’s Study on Solar Energy

UN GOAL 7 webpage

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

2018

The Beijing Declaration for Promoting Public Science Literacy Across the World

World Conference on Science Literacy 2018 held in Beijing

WFEO-CEIT Newsletter

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: The Global Cyber School

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: Innovative Technologies Assisting Disaster Risk Reduction – the International Meridian Circle Project

Young Engineers Advancing the UN SDGs – Project: The Capacity Assessment Tool for Infrastructure – Author: Geoffrey Morgan

Workshop on Human and Artificial Intelligence during WIC2018 was successfully held in Tianjin, China

ECOSOC Partnership Forum 2018

2017

WFEO presence at FIDIC Annual International Infrastructure Conference

Africa Engineering Conference 2017 / UNESCO Africa Engineering Week

ICT to Industry 4.0, the Journey thus far, and the Road Ahead

The High Level Political Forum 2017: SDG Interactions, gender and the science-policy interface

World Intelligence Congress (WIC2017), supported by WFEO-CEIT, was successfully held in Tianjin, China

WFEO Committee on Information and Communication Seminar in Kuala Lumpur shows Internet of Things importance for Sustainable Development

Dato’ Ir. Lee Yee Cheong – WFEO Past President – presentation “Rise of the South, Digital Technologies”

2016

8th China Cloud Computing Conference (CCCC2016) co-organized by WFEO-CEIT

WFEO-CEIT is exploring new approaches for Earthquake Prediction with seismo-electromagnetic technologies

2015 and before

WFEO Participation at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan

  Ljubljana Declaration on Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

  The World Engineering Forum 2012 Publication – Sustainable Construction for People

UN GOAL 9 webpage

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

2018

Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Disaster Risk Management – Reconstruction for Resilient Cities

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience to Natural Disasters in Small Island Developing States

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience to Natural Disasters in Small Island Developing States

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: Piura River, Peru, Early Warning System – Resilience Against Natural Disasters

WFEO participation in the 62nd IAEA General Conference

ISTIC 10th Anniversary celebration and International Conference on Climate Change Education

WFEO/FMOI 50th Anniversary Madrid Declaration: Water, the future that we wantVersion española

WFEO 50th Anniversary celebrations at Instituto de la Ingenieria de España (IIE)

WFEO 50th Anniversary celebrations at Ordem dos Engenheiros (OdE)

2017

WFEO Activities in Disaster Risk Reduction, by Prof. Kenichi Tsukahara leader of the WFEO Subcommittee on Water and climate-related Disaster Risk Management (WCDRM)

WFEO presence at FIDIC Annual International Infrastructure Conference

WFEO holds a side event at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference in May 2017

Report of the 4th World Landslide Forum 2017

2016 and before

Lima Declaration: Increasing Resilience of Infrastructure vis-à-vis Natural and Man-made Disasters 2016

COP 22 Report – Outcomes of the U.N. Climate Change Conference

Meeting Summary for UNFCCC SB44 Bonn Meeting, May 2016

WFEO Statement for UNFCCC SB44 Bonn Meeting, May 2016

2015 and before

UNESCO WFEO COP-21 Summit article in Engineers Australia

WFEO and the COP21 Agreement, by Jorge Spitalnik, WFEO Past President, December 2015

Paris Statement: WFEO COP-21 Engineers Climate Change Summit 2015 – Turning Words Into Action – A Sectoral Approach

Summary report by CIP Peru of attendance at the COP 20, December 2014

Jorge Spitalnik’s visit to China

WFEO Model Code of Practice for Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship

  WFEO Code of Practice interpretative guide

Code of Practice on Principles of Climate Change Adaptation for Engineers

United Nations – WFEO-UN Relations Committee (WURC) webpage

UN GOAL 13 webpage

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

WFEO Committee on Anti Corruption webpage

WFEO Committee on Anti Corruption webpage on ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Standard

2018

WFEO at the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

Martin Manuhwa – Chair of WFEO Committee on Anti Corruption – presentation “Anti-Corruption and Integrity Standards, Systems and Strategies for Optimizing Infrastructure Projects Delivery”

The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2017-2018

World Future Energy Forum (WFEF) 2016 successfully held in Beijing

2017

Africa Engineering Conference 2017 / UNESCO Africa Engineering Week

Report on the WFEO Anti Corruption Workshop during the ACRID 2017 Conference

WFEO-CAC Workshop Concept Note – ACRID 2017 Conference – Zimbabwe, June 2017

Interview with Camilo Alberto Enciso, the Secretary of transparency of the presidency of Colombia – From the Colombian Society of Engineers Magazine – February 2017 (Article in Spanish)

2016 and before

Martin Manuhwa – Chair of WFEO Committee on Anti Corruption – presentation “Achieving Sustainable Energy Delivery in Developing Countries-Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Roadmap for Zimbabwe”

2015 UNESCO Africa Engineering Week – From The Zimbabwe Engineer Magazine – December 2015

GCRF Africa Catalyst Pilot Project Report: A pilot Feasibility study for an infrastructure Anti-Corruption Index: The case of Zambia and Zimbabwe

Martin Manuhwa – Chair of WFEO Committee on Anti Corruption – presentation “Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Infrastructure Anticorruption Survey”

WFEO Code of Ethics

Input from the WFEO-CAC to the UNESCO Forum on “Which Education Goals for Tomorrow’s Citizens of the World: Is Quality Enough?” – September 2013

UN GOAL 16 webpage

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Report on Multistakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs – 5-6 June 2018

WFEO Engineering 2030 Plan – Project: World Engineering Day for Climate Change Action and Sustainability

Young Engineers Advancing the UN SDGs – Project: Vínculo comunitario (Community Link Project), Mexico – Authors: González Velázquez Rodrigo Israel & Gómez Guerrero Fernando

World Conference on Science Literacy 2018 held in Beijing

ECOSOC Partnership Forum 2018

IFEES (International Federation of Engineering Education Societies) signs MoU with WFEO

WFEO / IFEES (International Federation of Engineering Education Societies) Cooperation agreement

WFEO / ISTIC (International Science Technology and Innovation Centre) Cooperation agreement

WFEO / INWES (International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists) Cooperation agreement

WFEO / FIDIC (Federation of International Consulting Engineers) Cooperation agreement

WFEO / ICEE (International Centre for Engineering Education) Cooperation agreement

WFEO presence at FIDIC Annual International Infrastructure Conference

Report of UNESCO Engineering Report II Kick-Off Meeting

Africa Engineering Conference 2017 / UNESCO Africa Engineering Week

Jorge Spitalnik’s visit to China

  Initiatives for International Accreditation of Engineering Education Programs

Jorge Spitalnik – WFEO¨Past President – document “Initiatives for International Accreditation of Engineering Education Programs”

3rd European Engineers Day in Vienna

WFEO / IEA (International Engineering Alliance) Cooperation agreement

Marwan Abdelhamid’s visit to China

WFEO Model Code of Practice for Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship

Code of Practice on Principles of Climate Change Adaptation for Engineers

WFEO Code of Ethics

UN GOAL 17 webpage