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About Us

The World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+Centre) is a legacy of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and was set up to keep the commitment to sustainable development alive in both action and ideas.  As one of the key outcomes…

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Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and inform policies and practices that lead to greater social, environmental and economic justice. We do this by….: Gathering and producing research and evidence on paradigms, policies and practices that can successfully address the challenge…

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Our Work

The RIO+Centre provides a hub for dialogue and action where diverse and divergent perspectives on pathways to equitable and sustainable development can be explored and put into policies and practice. We work in alliance with others to help build the…



Women in Tech: What’s the Real Story?

Closing gender gaps for sustainable development


Indigenous’ voices ensure no one will be left behind

The recent “No DAPL” protests made a case in what became the largest gathering of native peoples in the U.S. in over 100 years


RIO+ Centre calls for incorporation of climate into social protection

One of the key commitments featured in the Sustainable Development Goals is that no one shall be left behind

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Xinhua News Agency: UNDP transforms the destiny of adolescents in Brazil with culture and art

Pilot project in Rio’s metropolitan region engages musicians and artists to take action for the SDGs

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Join the Ocean Action Hub

Join the Ocean Action Hub

You can participate in the first-ever United Nations conference dedicated to the oceans

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The RIO+ Centre hosts meeting with civil society organizations in Rio de Janeiro

The Huffington Post: More Researchers and Glocal Commitment

“Policies need some rethinking, starting from local researchers contributing to the global knowledge”

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