The Shanghai Declaration on Engineering and the Sustainable Future
"Three thousand engineers from 70 countries and regions came together for the World Engineers’ Convention on November 2-6, 2004. WEC2004 was sponsored by the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and co-sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and organized by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and Shanghai Municipal Government. The theme of WEC2004 was “Engineers Shape The Sustainable Future”. Many important issues related to this theme were addressed in the plenary and seven parallel sessions of the Convention and the virtual fora associated with WEC2004."