Professional practice commission
The Professional Practice Commission sustains and implements “The UIA Accord on International Standards of Professionalism in Architectural Practice”. The Accord is intended to guide member section professionals, governments and lawmakers in the promotion of the global mobility of architects.
Adopted by the UIA General Assembly in Beijing in 1999, the Accord contains 18 policy statements and 14 fully developed guidelines. The commission continuously reviews the current relevance of the standards of practice, and develops new documents that are reviewed and adopted by the UIA Council on a regular basis. The updated document is adopted by the UIA General Assembly at the conclusion of each Triennium.