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 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.
The UIA offers its expertise as a consultant for international architecture competitions, the likes of which have resulted in The Sydney Opera House, The Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Tokyo International Forum, and the Alexandria Library in Egypt.
The UIA actively promotes architectural education of the highest quality, particularly through the UNESCO-UIA architectural study programme validation system.