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…


Global attention for Marine Life: Screenings of the Urban Bay

A Deep Dive into Rio de Janeiro’s Ocean (Guanabara Bay)

2017: The Year for Sustainable Tourism and Biological Diversity

Safeguarding our fragile ecosystems, both terrestrial and marine, for our common future

Sustainability Made Simple

Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals into Our Homes

UN Live Museum reaches Rio de Janeiro

It gathers an inclusive and diverse public to brainstorm on the initiative

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Photos: Avant première of ‘Baixada Never Gives Up’ in Rio de Janeiro

Musicians and artists celebrate new documentary film

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New film shows SDG action through music and arts

“Baixada Never Gives Up” was inspired in a United Nations project with musicians and artists from Rio de Janeiro

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