Sustainable Development Goals

Japan RCE Youth Meeting Highlights Regional Diversity as Key to Promoting Local SDGs and ESD

Co-hosted by the Yokohama RCE Youth Group and UNU-IAS, the 6th Japan RCE Youth Meeting was held in Yokohama, Japan on 16 and 17 February 2024. It was attended by 15 youth members from 7 RCEs across the country. The event coincided with the Working- level Meeting of Japanese RCEs hosted by RCE Yokohama with 19 participants.  


Have Your Say: IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development

The International Association of Universities (IAU) has launched its 3rd iteration of the IAU Global Survey on Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) 2022 - Accelerating Action for the SDGs.

RCE SDG Youth Challenge: Youth for the Goals - Resilient Planet and Communities

Following an unprecedented year, the RCE SDG Youth Challenge has now commenced its fourth year running. The global initiative aims to engage and empower local youth leaders with the opportunity to have a voice and implement their own place-based projects on issues that matter to them and the RCEs.  

New Video Highlights Trends of RCE Projects Conducted During the GAP

During the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD, from 2015-2019, RCEs conducted close to 480 projects across 46 countries. Research was recently conducted on these projects, both at a global and regional level, analysing the SDGs, themes, institutions, audiences and environments across the projects completed, all tied to SDG 4 (Quality Education).

Take a look at some of the trends here:


RCE Central Semenanjung Translates SDGs into Action for a Sustainable Campus & Community

Since 2015, RCE Central Semenanjung (RCE CS) Malaysia through its secretariat - University Malaya (UM) Community & Sustainability Centre or well-known as 'UMCares' has organised a competition for in-house university students named the 'UMCares Competition'. This year, UMCares along with the strategic partnership of UM Sustainability & Living Labs Secretariat (UMSLLS) have redesigned the competition with the aim to enhance and showcase eco-campus and community initiatives at the UM residential colleges level.


New Publication from UNESCO Bangkok & UNU-IAS Presents Innovative Multi-Stakeholder Approaches at the Local Level by RCEs in the Asia-Pacific Region

A new publication recently launched from UNESCO Bangkok and UNU-IAS, 'Multi-stakeholder Approaches to Education for Sustainable Development in Local Communities: Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia', presents a collection of case studies from RCEs in the Asia-Pacific region, demonstrating innovative approaches to ESD through multi-stakeholder partnerships at the local level.


New Publication Celebrates Award-Winning RCE Project Contributions to ESD

The Education for Sustainable Development Project at UNU-IAS has today launched a new publication, 'RCE Contributions to a More Sustainable World: Celebrating Five Years of Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (2015-2019)'. 


RCE Belarus and Partners Join UN75 Global Initiative on the World’s Future

RCE Belarus and its associated partners - Belarusian State Pedagogical University and ESD Association, supported by the Ministry of Education in Belarus, joined the UN75 campaign on “Building the Future We Want”, aiming to engage young people in a dialogue about future perspectives and to empower them to take actions nationwide.