UNESCO proclaims World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

UNESCO proclaims World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

UNESCO’s General Conference adopted a resolution on the proclamation of a World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development.
The resolution was introduced by ambassador Albertus Aochamub, Namibia’s permanent delegate to UNESCO at its 206th session of the UNESCO executive board meeting.
Ambassador Aochamub pointed out that engineering is an enabler for the exploration of new frontiers in areas such as artificial intelligence, space science, big data and analytics, information and communication technologies as well as environmental technologies.
He stated that the focus on engineering will enable more sustained capacity building in engineering and related fields of UNESCO, providing opportunities for inclusive access to engineering and the benefits that it offers to sustainable development.
"World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development" will be celebrated on 4 March every year and will be organised by UNESCO and its member states in cooperation with the World Federation of Engineering Organisations.
Namibia presented the resolution on behalf of a group of countries including China, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Madagascar, Nigeria, Mozambique, Liberia, Senegal, Kenya and Zimbabwe.