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A new Council for the UIA  
The UIA has successfully concluded its first virtual General Assembly and online elections. 
José-Luis Cortés (Mexico) has been elected President of the UIA for the 2021-2023 period. The new Council, composed of 4 members from each of the  UIA’s 5 Regions and 9 Bureau members, held its first session on 30 July during which the newly elected team declared the need to strengthen the role of the Union and make it more accessible to young architects.
A record setting UIA Congress in Rio 
The Rio Congress was a remarkable event testifying to the resilience and optimism of Brazilians. More than 88,000 participants from 188 countries; 20 keynote speakers, more than 540 speakers and 380 articles and projects selected by the Scientific Committee. The result is more than 500 hours of content that will be accessible on the exclusive UIA2021RIO platform up to 2023.
2026 UIA World Congress of Architects Host City  
In a much-anticipated election that saw Barcelona (Spain) and Beijing (China) bid to host the 2026 UIA World Congress of Architects and become the UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture throughout 2026, Barcelona emerged victorious with 147 votes to Beijing’s 129. With the motto “One today, one tomorrow”, the UIA World Congress in Barcelona will look at the city’s relationship with its architecture to discuss a viable and sustainable future. Read more
 What’s next? 
UIA International Forum in Madrid  UIA Congress in Copenhagen
Join us for the Madrid Forum from 16-19 May 2022 to discuss the theme “Removing barriers to affordable housing”   Watch the videoThe UIA2023CPH, whose theme is“Sustainable futures – leave no one behind” will take place from the 2-6 July 2023. The the General Assembly is scheduled for 6- 9th July.Watch the video



Solidarity with Indonesia

COMMUNIQUÉ2 DECEMBER 2022 Lire la version française The UIA calls for solidarity with Indonesia following deadly earthquake  On Monday 21 November 2022, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in West Java, Indonesia

UIA Newsletter – 17 March 2022

UIA INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2022: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Registration is now available for the UIA 2022 International Forum ‘Affordable Housing Activation: Removing Barriers’ to be held in Madrid, Spain from 18 to 20 May 2022.Until 21 March,

Launch: National Round, Golden Cubes Awards, 5th Ed.

UIA PRIZES8 MARCH 2022 2023 UIA GOLDEN CUBES AWARDS: NATIONAL CALL FOR PROJECTS The UIA Work Programme Architecture & Children launched the National Phase of the 5th edition of the Golden Cubes Awards with a webinar on 25

UIA 1st Quarterly Report for 2022

See online version22 February 2022UIA 1st Quarterly Report for 2022In its continued efforts to unite, influence and advance the architectural profession, the UIA has committed to sending quarterly reports to


Online Version   UIA COMPETITIONS18 JANUARY 2022 INTERNATIONAL ACCESSIBILITY SYMBOL DESIGN COMPETITION INTERNATIONAL ACCESSIBILITY SYMBOL DESIGN COMPETITION The International Union of Architects (UIA) and Rehabilitation International (RI) are jointly inviting submissions for a twenty-first century symbol