CAETS is an independent nonpolitical, non-governmental, international organization of engineering and technological sciences academies, one member academy per country, that advances the following objectives:
Prepared to advise governments and international organizations on technical and policy issues related to its areas of expertise;
Contribute to the strengthening of engineering and technological activities to promote sustainable economic growth and social welfare throughout the world;
Foster a balanced understanding of the applications of engineering and technology by the public;
Provide an international forum for discussion and communication of engineering and technological issues of common concern;
Foster cooperative international engineering and technological efforts through meaningful contacts for development of programs of bilateral and multilateral interest;
Encourage improvement of engineering education and practice internationally; and
Foster establishment of additional engineering academies in countries where none exist.