The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is the lead organization for the engineering profession globally, representing more than 100 nations and more than 30 million engineers. The members of WFEO are the main national and regional professional engineering institutions of the world. WFEO is a member of the United Nations Scientific and Technological Community Major Group and has an official Associate status with UNESCO.
UNESCO, as the United Nations agency for education, science and culture, supports engineering through its Natural Science Division, and acknowledges engineering as a great means to achieve sustainable development, to progress capacity building education level and gender equality in developing countries, and safeguard world heritage.
WFEO is committed to playing a key role in leading and coordinating projects to achieve the SDGs through engineering. WFEO can bring together its members, educational institutions, government and industry to address the need for engineering capacity and the quality of engineers around the world and develop strategic frameworks and best practices for the implementation of engineering solutions for sustainable development.
The WFEO Committee on Technology (CommTech) published a CD which was included as an insert "Sustainable Engineering Practice: An Introduction" published by ASCE in 2004 (ASCE, 2004) that outlines engineering contributions to sustainable development up to 2002. The text on the CD is available online. Background documents are available on the CD.