International Union of Architects

Member Sections

The professional structure protecting the interests of the majority of architects in a country or territory can become a Member Section of the UIA. Through these Member Sections, the UIA is represented in the following countries and territories, geographically grouped into 5 regions: 


Region I – Western Europe 

Andorra, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, The Faroe Islands), Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland


Region II – Eastern Europe and the Middle East

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan


Region III – The Americas

Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America


Region IV – Asia and Oceania

Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam


Region V – Africa

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia

Become a UIA member

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