Masterclass by CIAAD

Accreditation & Certification towards the Implementation of the UNSDGs

This session is in English. There will be no simultaneous translation

This course covers the following points related to accreditation and certification toward the implementation of the UNSDGs:
Once your register to Construmat, you can sign up to this masterclass. 

Prof. Albert Fakhoury, Ph.D.
President of Council – CIAAD

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Practical Information


21 de mayo 2024

Special price

45 euros ( 90 euros)


15:00 - 18:00h


Gran Via venue - CC1.4

Certificate of Completion

Each registered attendee will receive a “Certificate of Completion,” confirming their successful completion of a specific “for-credit” masterclass. This certificate marks a significant step in their personal or professional development and demonstrates their commitment to completing the session. The signed, stamped, and attested “Certificates of Completion,” each with a unique registered reference code, will be sent digitally to each participant within 10 to 14 days of receiving the list of confirmed attendees from you. For each masterclass attended and completed, the recipient will earn 3 credit points on a 90-point scale. These points count toward a full professional membership with CIAAD/UNSDGs and are recognized in the 193 member countries of the United Nations.


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

 At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our planet.


The professional world today focuses on integrating a futuristic vision in architecture and design within one harmonious creative universe powered by collaboration between professionals, educational, institutions, and industry. 

Accreditation of academic programs and certification of architects and designers are the most reliable quality assurance for all facets of the creative ecosystem and the world of Design.

Accrediting bodies and the United Nations knowledge platform strive for the continuous development and improvement of design education across disciplines, and subsequently by bridging academia and the design professions, by means of operating according to a firm set of fundamental ethics.

Certified architects and designers are committed to the values and the learning process at the core of the architecture and design professions, about starting from the base of knowledge and building on the common standards that should drive any architecture and design project such as:


This course covers the following points related to accreditation and certification toward the implementation of the UNSDGs:


Advancing internationally responsible project management by implementing the goals and visions set by governments, national organizations, and educational institutions worldwide.


Ensuring equitable access to the benefits of the certification


Ensuring integrity, credibility, and transparency of services


Creating business value for genuine products and reputable producers involved in the education of the next generation and in the research and development of innovative and globally responsible products contributing to the safety, betterment, and advancement of human life as well as elevating the level of architecture and design from concept to execution


Bridging Academia with professional practice by preparing architecture and design graduates for the market’s needs and connecting stakeholders to new creative minds.


Focusing on continual learning opportunities by participating in seminars, getting involved with higher education institutions, finding professional development openings for professionals and design educators, and enrolling in accredited master classes with continuing education units (CEU) to assist professionals worldwide in this area.


Developing the international network between the various design disciplines to achieve the previously stated goals

Unless we act now, the 2030 Agenda will become an epitaph for a world that might have been.

António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations


The Council for International Accreditation of Architecture & Design is a leading International accreditation and certification platform and the official partner of the United Nations for the implementation and advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals- UNSDGs worldwide.

CIAAD is endorsed and affiliated with the world’s most prestigious organizations in the fields of design, standardization, and design education. CIAAD seeks the integration of design disciplines under one umbrella, hence ensuring a holistic approach to design education and the continuous development of the architecture and design professions globally, with a particular focus on the integration, mapping, and engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.