Invitation to the 7th Global RCE Conference in Tongyeong, Korea 21-24 September 2012

Dear RCE Colleagues,

On behalf of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and Tongyeong Education Foundation for Sustainable Development, we are pleased to inform you that the 7th Global RCE Conference will be held in Tongyeong, the Republic of Korea from 21 to 24 September 2012. The Conference will be kindly hosted by RCE Tongyeong and City of Tongyeong. Attached please find the official invitation letter and conference programme for your reference. We would appreciate it if you could share this information with other members of your RCEs.

The registration is now open and can be done through the Conference website ( before Friday, 22 June 2012. For those who would like to request financial support from UNU-IAS, the deadline for registrations is Friday, 15 June 2012.

We hope that the 7th Global RCE Conference will provide visions and momentum to the enhancement of ESD towards 2014 and beyond. In order to produce a tangible outcome, we seek your active participation in the preparatory process to develop discussions on various (thematic, strategic and operational) issues through the RCE Portal ( More details on each session will be shared with you shortly.

Prior to and during the Conference, RCE Tongyeong is organizing a series of side-events listed below:

·         Global RCE Poster Exhibition (22-23 September) – register online

·         Global Learning Market (22-23 September)  - register online

·         Greenmap Exhibition (June 2012- June 2013) –  register online

·         Donate a set of publications of your RCEs to the ESD Library at Eco-Park – You can either ship it to RCE Tongyeong or bring it with you.  

· PDF version of the RCE materials (for distribution by USB during the conference) – please sent it to

For more details, please refer to the Conference website ( Your contribution would be mostly appreciated!

Thank you very much for your kind attention. We look forward to your active participation.

Warm regards,

Global RCE Service Centre

United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies

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