Countdown to Rio 2016 Olympic Games

With the arrival of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the world’s eyes are focused on Rio de Janeiro, the marvelous city. Known for its good vibes, warmth and joy, Rio de Janeiro is home to many local characters with inspiring stories to tell, whether standing in line at the bank, on the road or at the happy-hour after work.

To honour the people of Rio in the lead up to the Olympics, Roberta Thomaz, member of the UNDP RIO+ Centre communications team set off for the streets of Rio to capture the peoples’ energy, creativity and hope in their attempt to live with more sustainability. And the result was impressive! This Humans of My World campaign will showcase the stories and examples of some of these Rio characters. Every day, they chase dreams and struggle to transform the urban daily life, artistic and social of a metropolis of more than 10 million people. More than hosting the Olympics,  Rio de Janeiro is home of characters with inspiring stories related to advancing sustainable development – and we are very happy to share them with the world!

The RIO+ Centre, a legacy of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), was set up as a UNDP global policy centre to keep the commitment to sustainable development alive in both action and ideas. A partnership between the Government of Brasil and UNDP based in downtown Rio, the RIO+ Centre’s every day job is inspire and inform policies and practices that lead to greater social, environmental and economic justice. 

Join the 10-day countdown as we share the hopes and dreams of some of the local people of Rio by following the Humans of MY World on Facebook!

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