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…

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…

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…


CSW61: Indigenous Women at the Forefront

In the 70th year of the Commission on the Status of Women and at the UNDP Women’s Month campaign

Women in leadership for our waters

Celebrating World Water Day in March 22

UN Global Hackathon in Rio de Janeiro nominates project to reduce inequality

Powerful ideas to make sustainable development and inclusive growth common realities

Refugee children and Brazil’s top artists hold an Act for Peace at Christ the Redeemer

Standing for solidarity and human rights on the day of the 6th anniversary of Syria war.

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Open call: Civil society participation at the SDG Reviews and National Commision in Brazil

Citizen engagement for the SDG implementation and 1st National Voluntary Review of the 2030 Agenda

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HACKATON: 1000 Hackers collaborate and help achieve three SDGs

Entrepreneurs for the Sustainable Development Goals

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