RCE LOGO USE POLICY

RCE Name and Logo Use Policy

Use of RCE Logo

In order to promote Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs) and their activities, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) serving as the Global RCE Service Centre has developed the RCE logo as below.  

It should be strictly noted that the RCE logo as seen above should be used in its entirety and cannot be broken into its constituent parts.

Since the RCE logo includes the UN logo as an integral part, the UNU-IAS was required to obtain approval from the UN Legal Office in New York to use it. The UN Legal Office approved the use of the RCE logo with the following two conditions:

  • The RCE logo should be used as an integral logo and its components are not to be used separately.
  • The UNU-IAS should ensure that the RCE logo is to be used in accordance with UN rules and regulations.

The RCE logo use policy was developed to meet the conditions set forth by the UN Legal Office. Each RCE is expected to use the RCE name or logo appropriately and to abide by the provisions of the Guiding Principles for the RCE Community.

The application can be downloaded from the RCE Communication Portal: RCE Logo Request Form
and submitted to the Global RCE Service Centre (rceservicecentre@unu.edu) and it should include the following information:

1. The RCE logo can be used for both RCE promotional material, such as RCE-letterheads, business cards, posters, brochures, banners and other types of print-based mediums associated with RCE-related projects and events, and for output material from individual RCE projects and events, such as RCE-related publications and reports. Logo use will be granted upon request by RCEs that are officially acknowledged by the UNU and upon approval by the Global RCE Service Centre.

Please note that any content created by an individual RCE must adhere to Item 2.3 of the RCE Guiding Principles. Please make sure any listed references are verifiable.

Please refer to the following for instructions on approaching the Global RCE Service Centre for use of the RCE logo:

  • Use on letterheads/envelopes for an individual RCE
    • An RCE who wishes to use the RCE logo on its letterheads/envelopes is requested to send the layout to the RCE Global Service Centre for its approval. Once approved, the letterhead with the RCE Logo can be used at any time.
  • Use on business cards for an individual RCE
    • If an RCE has a specific format for its business cards, the RCE logo use policy for letterheads/envelopes may also apply.
  • Ad hoc use
    • Use of the RCE logo for ad hoc purposes will be approved on a case-by-case basis. This may include the use of the logo in brochures, posters, books and other printed and electronic publications, including banners for conferences and workshops.

2. The RCE logo should be used as an integral logo and should not be broken into its constituent parts. In other words, the RCE logo cannot be altered under any circumstances.

3. The RCE logo has two colour versions: (a) transparent colour and (b) transparent white. Users of the transparent colour version must follow the RCE Logo Colour Guide.

4. The RCE logo can be used by RCEs and by members of the RCE network solely for RCE or ESD-related activities. All entities interested in using the RCE logo should apply for approval to the RCE Global Service Centre through their related RCEs well in advance.

5. Written publications such as (but not limited to) books, journal articles, reports, blogs, and any digital content, should include the following disclaimer when produced by an individual RCE requesting to use the RCE logo:

Disclaimer: The content and views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of UNU-IAS.

The application can be downloaded from the RCE Communication Portal and submitted to the Global RCE Service Centre (rceservicecentre@unu.edu) and it should include the following information:

  • Identity and nature of the organization that wishes to use the logo, and its relationship with the relevant RCE
  • Purpose of the use of the RCE logo (for instance, for dissemination of a book, for promoting an international symposium, etc.)
  • Proposed usage of the RCE logo (for instance, for use on a conference website, on flyers, posters, banners, programmes, etc.)
  • Proposed duration of use of the RCE logo (for instance, from XXX date through the end of the event on XXX date)
  • Names of the countries/territories where the publication/communication materials will be circulated

6. Copies of articles, reports, media interviews or other publications, related to the RCE initiative, that contain the RCE logo shall be provided to the RCE Global Service Centre preferably in electronic form.

Use of RCE Name

The RCE Name is to be used in its full form as given in the official RCE application. No abbreviations or additions such as 'UNU' are to be used in conjunction with the official RCE name (as it stands in its entity) in any documents and media outlets. 

Examples:

ALLOWED: RCE Tokyo, officially acknowledged by UNU

ALLOWED: RCE Tokyo, officially acknowledged by the United Nations University

ALLOWED: RCE Tokyo, acknowledged by UNU

NOT ALLOWED: UNU RCE Tokyo

NOT ALLOWED: United Nations University RCE Tokyo

NOT ALLOWED: United Nations University - Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability RCE Tokyo

NOT ALLOWED: UNU-IAS RCE Tokyo

Further Inquiries

The logo is available in multiple electronic formats. Please send your request with details of proposed usage to the Global RCE Service Centre (rceservicecentre@unu.edu) and contact us if you have any further queries.

RCE Logo Request Form
RCE Logo Colour Guide