RIO+ Action Report 2015-2016

We gladly present our 2015-2016 Action Report as well as some key videos that showcase our unique convening power as a UNDP global policy centre based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

As a legacy of the Rio+20 Conference, where the 2030 Agenda and concept of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initially emerged, the RIO+ Centre is a global hub for broad-based dialogue and citizen participation in the implementation of the SDGs. The RIO+ Centre was established in June 2013 as a partnership between UNDP and the Government of Brazil.

Shaping and implementing the 2030 Agenda

Working together with the UNDP Regional Centre in Africa and the County Office in Mauritius, the RIO+ Centre is supporting the Ministry of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment in the development and implementation of the Marshall Plan Social Contract Programme.

Enabling Citizen Action for the SDGs

The RIO+ Centre has worked with UK’s Sunscious Limited in the development of an app to enable citizens to get together to implement local actions towards the SDGs. Watch promo video here.

Sustainable Development Semester: Crowdsourcing content and youth action

With support from the Escola Nacional de Seguros, the RIO+ Centre developed a creative pilot project in Rio de Janeiro to serve as a reference for UNDP Country Offices. A group of 30 volunteer students engaged in online learning about the SDGs and in real action for the SDGs in their communities. With their mobile phones in hand, the volunteers engaged their communities in mapping creative, small-scale citizen actions for sustainable development.Watch the resulting documentary“ScenaRIO: Sustainability in Action”, co-produced with the RIO+ Centre. See also related TV coverage.

TEDx Rio and RIO+ Centre united for the SDGs

For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population live in cities, where the battle for sustainable development will be either won or lost. The RIO+ Centre works to develop tools that assist cities with localizing and delivering the 2030 Agenda. The RIO+ Centre has developed a partnership with TEDxRio to promote the SDGs. It will harness the knowledge ideas, solutions, and perspectives from the favelas regarding the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The partnership help revert the existing conceptions of favelas as the source and cause of problems, and rather turn them into a source of solutions and creativity for SDG action.

Read the full version of the RIO+ Action Report here.

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