The Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network (ProSPER.Net) welcomes and values your contributions to this website. If you would like to send feedback directly, please contact ProSPERNet@unu.edu.

To make sure that the information posted on the ProSPER.Net website is useful and constructive, we ask everyone who contributes to review and agree to the basic rules set out in this policy.

We encourage you to communicate freely and openly about the themes covered on this website. We ask individuals to share their opinions on these matters through the discussion section of each article or news item.

We hope that the ProSPER.Net website will become a place where discussion and debate takes place in a genuine and respectful manner, but we do not intend that the result be a uniformity of opinion.

The views that are expressed by individual contributors do not represent an official view of the ProSPER.Net, the United Nations University or its Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

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Rules when posting on the ProSPER.Net website
You agree to post only material that is relevant to the topic being discussed or the information being sought.

You agree not to post any material that you do not have the right to post, for example, under intellectual property, confidentiality, privacy or other applicable laws.

You agree that your posted contributions will be licensed under the Creative Commons license applicable to comments where you post your material.

You may not post any unsolicited or unauthorized materials, including advertising or promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unsolicited or unwelcome solicitation or advertising.

You may not post any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or otherwise interfere with or disrupt the ProSPER.Net website or servers or networks connected to the ProSPER.Net website, or that disobeys any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the ProSPER.Net website.

ProSPER.Net reserves the right to delete any content that, and to block any contributor who, in our judgment, violates the law, is in breach of these rules, or otherwise fails to respect other readers of the ProSPER.Net website. ProSPER.Net also reserves the right to take any other action as may be appropriate in the circumstances.

All comments will be moderated and published at the sole discretion of the ProSPER.Net.

Rules when using the ProSPER.Net website
By using the ProSPER.Net website, you understand that all information and content made available at, or submitted to, the ProSPER.Net website is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. You also acknowledge that ProSPER.Net does not make any representations or warranties about, including without limitation, the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content and information made available at the instigation of users of this website.

Under no circumstances is ProSPER.Net nor UNU-IAS liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to: any infringing content, any errors or omissions in content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the ProSPER.Net website.

You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of such content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any content not created by ProSPER.Net or submitted to the ProSPER.Net website, including without limitation, information in any part of the ProSPER.Net website.

You further agree that, while ProSPER.Net makes every effort to ensure that the content made available at the ProSPER.Net website is legal and non-infringing, and that the use of it is in accordance with these rules and other applicable policies, ProSPER.Net cannot guarantee that all content made available at this site does not infringe the rights of any third party.

ProSPER.Net reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. Notice of a change will be announced on this page. Any revisions will include the date that they become effective.



Social media is changing the way we work, the way we engage and the way we communicate. We are hoping that social media interaction will enhance our networks and communities and build stronger and closer relationships with our stakeholders and audience.

These are the official guidelines for participating in social media, in particular for the Global RCE Network and ProsPER.Net facebook sites. If you are a member of the RCE or ProSPER.Net community these guidelines are for you! The Global RCE Network and ProSPER.Net communities support transparency and are committed to clear disclosure of relationships and endorsements.

Participation in social media is not a right but an opportunity. Treat it seriously and with respect.

Follow the rules of engagement:

  • Be transparent, truthful, conscientious, up-to-date, and specific and be yourself.
  • Be respectful and considerate to other people’s cultures, their values and backgrounds.
  • Add value: if you wish to engage in a conversation make it helpful and thought-provoking.
  • Build community: post comments that invite responses and engagement
  • Do not reveal classified or confidential information, make sure when sharing content that the information does not fall under any of these categories.
  • Credit pictures and sources where necessary and appropriately.
  • If you make a mistake: admit it and apologize

Moderation (reviewing and approval of content) applies to any social media content written on behalf of the ESD communities. We do not endorse or take responsibility for content posted by third parties (i.e. user generated content). This includes text input and uploaded files, as well as videos, images, audio, executables and documents. While we strongly encourage your participation we will exert our right for moderation on all our websites and social media. We will use the following rule: the Good, the Bad, but not the Ugly. If the content is positive or negative but related to the context we can approve it, but if the content is ugly, offensive, inappropriate, false, repetitive, inaccurate, or out of context we will reject it and use our right of moderation.

Failure to abide by these guidelines could result in being excluded from the communities. Please also follow the terms and conditions of any third-party sites.

We encourage other social media portals, used by individual groups or members in our two flagship initiatives (Global RCE Network and ProSPER.Net)  such as individual RCEs or RCE subgroups, as well as ProSPER.Net related sites (universities, institutes, members) to follow these recommendations.

For any information related to these guidelines please contact the specific communities at rceservicecentre@unu.edu and prospernet@unu.edu.