International Union of Architects

About the UIA

The UIA is a non-governmental organisation recognized by UNESCO as the only architectural union operating at an international level. 


Through its prestigious triennial Congresses and Forums (attracting an average of 10 000 participants from around the world), its international Design Competitions, its Working Groups, and its Commissions, the UIA acts as a platform for knowledge sharing, helping craft innovative and collaborative solutions for architectural advancement, with a particular focus on the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. 


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About the UIA

General Secretariat

The UIA General Secretariat, placed under the responsibility of the Secretary General, is the Union's executive body and the administrative centre for the coordination of relations between the UIA Member Sections and their activities.

The General Secretariat assists architects and architecture students in getting into contact with professional colleagues throughout the world, from professional organisations and architectural schools to museums and media.

The General Secretariat helps architects to keep up to date with UIA activities, its partners and Member Sections.

General Secretariat of the International Union of Architects

Tour Maine Montparnasse
33, avenue du Maine - B.P. 158
75755 PARIS Cedex 15 – France

Tel: (33.1) 45 24 36 88