International Council of Design (ico-D)

Conseil international de design

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History

27 Apr 1963, London (UK), as International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda) -- Conseil international des associations de design graphique. Previously also known in French as Conseil international d'associations graphiques and in German as Internationaler Rat Grafischer Vereinigungen. Current title adopted 2011.

Aims

Represent interests of professional designers; define and increase awareness of professional standards and best practices governing design practice; advocate for design as an effective way of advancing best interest of humanity and the environment; foster recognition and respect of design as a valued and vital profession; facilitate knowledge management; cooperation among organizations of designers and allied institutions; support development of design education.

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Activities

Awards/prizes/competitions; training/education; networking/liaising; publishing activities.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Permanent Observer Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 50 countries
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Subjects *

  • Design
    • Design

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

C1742

Last News Received

2018
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