Open Call: 2024 RCE Applications

Organisations that are interested in initiating the RCE process and applying to become an RCE are invited to submit a main application document along with the application summary by 15 May 2024 (12:00pm, noon JST) to UNU-IAS.

There is no specific format required for the main application document. Please ensure that all required information is provided in a structured manner. Please refer to the Guidelines for RCE Applications for full details.
You can find sample applications of acknowledged RCEs below. The application summary should be in the following format.


Below is the schedule for RCE application procedures for 2024. Please note that this schedule may be subject to change.

Due date

Process of application submission

15 November 2023

Open call for applications

15 May 2024

Submission of the first main application document and application summary

30 June 2024

Comments from the Global RCE Service Centre and Peer Reviewers

30 September 2024

Submission of the final application and application summary

November/December 2024 (TBD)

Evaluation at 19th Ubuntu Committee of Peers for the RCEs Meeting


TO APPLY: Applications should be sent electronically to the Global RCE Service Centre at by 15 May 2024 (12:00pm, noon JST).

For resources on the benefits of being an RCE member please visit our resources centre here.

The Ubuntu Alliance, in its meeting in April 2006 in Yokohama, established the Committee of Peers for RCEs. This Committee and Regional Advisors review applications for new RCEs and provide recommendations to United Nations University during the RCE acknowledgement process. The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) acts as the secretariat of the Ubuntu Alliance.