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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…


Mangroves are cut down in Hera, Timor-Leste, 16 km from capital Dili, where frequent trash dumping threatens the area's natural plant and wildlife.

World Environment Week: Our choices of today will define the future of humanity and the planet

Society has acknowledged that the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development are intrinsically linked.

Credits: Karine Rakoto Andrianarivelo and Fery Ibarguen

Global South Internship Programme

Investing in next generation of leaders from the Global South committed to sustainable development.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Brazil’s leadership in indicators to advance SDG implementation worldwide

Brazil, the host Rio +20, assumed a major leadership role in the definition of the indicators that will guide global development efforts for the next 15 years.


Rio Sustainability Forum: A model of multi-stakeholder commitments and integration of UN support for SDG implementation at local level

The event will feature 40 speakers in 7 different panels on 13-14 July 2016 at the Rio Chamber of Commerce

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Social Protection for Sustainable Development: Dialogues between Africa and Brazil

Social Protection for Sustainable Development: Dialogues between Africa and Brazil

Social protection is a key ally to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Award granted to the RIO+ Centre recognized its efforts to ensure continuity to the commitments made at the United Nations conferences on sustainable development held in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: UNDP/Brenda Hada

RIO+ Centre honoured in Rio Sustainability Award

UNDP was awarded for keeping alive the commitments made at the United Nations sustainable development conferences held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and 2012

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