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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…


Credits: CIEDS

Carioca students show the Marvelous City in a new light

By Isabel Salgado. Translated by Daniela Guzman, With collaboration of the Young Journalist students. Students from the public network of schools in Rio de Janeiro will volunteer as journalists during the Olympic Games in a joint project coordinated by CIEDS…

Photo by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth

SDGs in Action: Leaving no one behind for 2030 Agenda

The participatory approach that shaped Agenda 2030 needs to be now reflected in the SDG monitoring process with more inclusive mechanisms for citizen participation.


Grassroots cultural initiatives for the Sustainable Development Goals in Rio

Rio de Janeiro is a true example of how grassroots projects that involve civil society can be truly transformative for sustainable development.


RIO+ Young Journalists have last word at The Global Summit

  WHAT: POST SUMMIT PRESS CONFERENCE & OUTCOMES PRESENTATIONS WHO: Invited press/ journalists, Impact investors, Philanthropists, Summit Team Leaders, 8 young journalists working with UNDP. WHAT:  Outcomes and final results from 3 day social innovation forum and follow up Hackathon (Theglobalsummit.org/1pie-hackathon…

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Humans of My World

Countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The United Nations global campaign “Humans of My World” arrives in Rio de Janeiro

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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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