signatories of the montreal design declaration

The signing ceremony of the Montréal Design Declaration was a unique convening of the international design community — perhaps the most significant ever. 

The document was signed by 18 international organisations, in the presence of several UN agencies. In agregate, these 18 organisations represent over 700 national and regional organisations in 90 countries. Present at the Montréal signing were also numerous registered observers, also listed below.


Architecture Sans Frontières International

The Bureau of European Design Associations

Commonwealth Association of Planners

Confédération Française pour l’Habitat, l’Urbanisme, l’Aménagement du Territoire

Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges in Art, Design and Media

Design Research Society

Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Network

Global Planners Network

INDEX: Design to Improve Life

Interaction Design Association

International Council of Design

International Federation for Housing and Planning

International Federation of Landscape Architects

International Union of Architects

Service Design Network

World Green Building Council

World Urban Campaign                                                        

World Urban Parks




UN Environment



Associated research Centers for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS)

Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec (AAPQ) 

Association of Canadian Industrial Designers (ACID) 

Association des designers industriels du Québec (ADIQ) 

Alliance française des designers 

Association professionnelle des designers d'intérieur du Québec (APDIQ) 

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 

Beirut Design Week 

C2 Montréal 

Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) 

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) 


Design Week Mexico

Design Institute of Australia (DIA)

Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST)

Future Earth 

Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) 

Graz - UNESCO City of Design 

Indonesia Economic Industry Committee

International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) 

Middle East Design Education Association 

Montreal International 

Mexican Museum of Design (MUMEDI) 

Nagoya - UNESCO City of Design

NewCities Foundation (NewCities) 

Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ)

Philadelphia Center of Architecture and Design 

Puebla - UNESCO City of Design

Rebuild By Design (RBD) 

Saint Etienne - UNESCO City of Design 

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)

User Experience Professionals Association (UxPA)

UN Global Compact 

University of South Africa (UNISA) 

University of Waterloo 

Ville de Montreal - UNESCO City of Design

World Design Organization (WDO) 

Women In Cities International (WICI)