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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…



Labour and Social protection for migrant workers: A Challenging Initiative

Marius Oliver presents the findings of his research in Social protection and Labor law, exposing the challenges of a co-ordinate legal response and social protection of migrant workers.


What does a sustainable city look like?

Options for an ideal, yet realistic, sustainable urban development campaign platform


New app to revolutionize citizen action for the SDGs

“We App Heroes” connects people who need help with others who want to help – a new sharing-economy that brings people together and reduces environmental, social and economic costs of life in big cities


SDGs in Action: Mauritius accelerates efforts to eradicate poverty 

The Government of the Republic of Mauritius is taking bold actions to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. The island nation is developing a ‘Marshall Plan’ to eradicate extreme poverty, a comprehensive national strategy to ensure the realization of the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.

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New app to mobilize citizen action for the SDGs

“We App Heroes” will connect people willing to dedicate their time to everyday local actions that work towards sustainable development.

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In the Media: UN launches a documentary to promote sustainable businesses

Documentary ‘ScenaRIO: Sustainability in Action’ will be shown in 166 countries

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