RCE Youth Art Challenge Exhibition: From Waste to Art

TOKYO: This exhibition will showcase winning artworks by youth from around the world focusing on SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).

- Asia/Tokyo
UNU Building 1F, 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Open to public

To celebrate the International Day of Zero Waste, UNU-IAS will hold an exhibition showcasing winning artworks from the 2023 RCE Youth Art Challenge. Created by young people from around the world, the pieces aim to inspire others to use resources more efficiently and reduce waste, as well as highlight individual and community action on SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production). They include a range of mediums, such as craftwork, paintings, sculptures and digital art, with some using locally sourced waste.


The exhibition will be held at the Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC) at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Entrance is free and open to all. No registration is required.

Please note that participants in UNU events may appear in photography, screen captures, videos and/or audio (see disclaimer). 

Opening Hours

The exhibition is open during the following hours:

10:00–18:00 (Tuesday – Friday)
10:00–17:00 (Saturday)
Closed: Sunday, Monday and national holidays


The RCE Youth Art Challenge is a worldwide art contest organized annually by the Global RCE Service Centre. Open to anyone aged 35 or younger, the challenge aims to bring awareness to sustainability issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and responsible production and consumption. 

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