featured school children

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…

bhutan resized2

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…

dialogo2 resized

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…

Blogs

600250general_debate-1

71st United Nations General Assembly – why does it matter?

Seen by some as a lukewarm event without concrete results, the UNGA is actually an international relations hotspot that signals, via speeches from small and big nations alike, the key points that need to be tackled by the global community

27969889650_5924781843_o

Musicians from Baixada give a show in UN event at Cine Odeon

17 musicians and bands from Belford Roxo and other cities of Baixada Fluminense present on 21st to celebrate the launch of pilot project that will gather musicians and artists from suburbs of large cities of portuguese-speaking countries

30 years ago Mones Mondasar's father, established himself as an aluminum cooking pot maker in Port au Prince's Cite Soleil, Haiti's largest and most infamous slum. Now 45, Mondasar and his 25 year old son Walnes, continue the tradition producing up to 10 pots a week. It's a  small number by modern manufacturing standards, but everything depends on what scrap aluminum can be collected to be melted down and poured into hand made sand molds. The finished product will bring 500 Haitian Gourds each - approximately $12 US - in port au Princes's central market.

Photo Logan Abassai UN/MINUSTAH

Social Protection: a key tool for sustainable development

IN BOOK AND REPORT, ROMULO PAES DE SOUSA POINTS OUT THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL PROTECTION PROGRAMS IN OPENING PATHS FOR A BETTER DEVELOPED SOCIETY.

we-app-heroes2

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.

Learn More
Parque Sitie

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

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

Learn More
©UN Photo/Evan Schneider

New book: Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals

A new book examines the MDG implementation efforts to provide evidence-based inputs for the SDG and the 2030 Agenda

Learn More