2017 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

2017 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on ESD


Established in 2012, the RCE Award celebrates projects and programmes on ESD within the Global RCE Network, honouring RCEs who have made outstanding contributions to address local sustainable development challenges in their regions.


First RCE Thematic Conference in Okayama Explores Three Themes Towards Achievement of the SDGs

Bringing together 35 RCEs from 22 countries, the ‘First RCE Thematic Conference: Towards Achieving the SDGs’ was held in Okayama, Japan from 5-7 December, 2017.


New Publication from UNU-IAS Covers Health, Nutrition, Sanitation and Hygiene Within RCEs on ESD

The Education for Sustainable Development Programme at UNU-IAS has worked with Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) worldwide to develop a new publication titled ‘Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-being For All: Experiences of community health, hygiene, sanitation and nutrition within Regional Centres of Expertise on ESD’.


UN General Assembly Adopts a Resolution on ESD

On 28 November, 2017, the Second Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution reaffirming Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It affirms ESD as ‘a vital means of implementation for sustainable development’, and calls to ‘scale up education for sustainable action through implementation of the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development’, highlighting UNESCO's role in leading and coordinating the Education 2030 Agenda, through the SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee.