Past Events

1st Global Report of Rio+ Centre is launched

22 June 2016, Garborone, Botswana

The Social Protection For Sustainable Development report was released by RIO+Centre and the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa on 22 June 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana as part of the African Unions Consultative Roundtable on the Development of the Protocol on the Rights of Citizens to Social Protection and Social Security.

The Social Protection for Sustainable Development (SD4SD) report is based on the contributions and  recommendations of the International Seminar on Social Protection held in Dakar, Senegal in April 2015.

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Meeting with the Brazilian civil society on the SDGs

14 August 2015, Brasília: Hosted by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the General Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil and UNDP RIO+ Centre, this event resumed the dialogue with representatives of the Brazilian civil society, which began in February 2014 at the RIO+ Centre, on the negotiations around the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was an extended meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group (GTI) on the Post-2015 Agenda and the SDGs.

Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), 13-16 July 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

At the conference, high-level political representatives discussed an international agreement setting out how the post-2015 sustainable development agenda will be financed. The conference presented an important opportunity for the international community to adopt a financing framework every bit as bold and ambitious as the new Sustainable Development Goals.

RIO+ Side Event at FfD3:

Science, Technology and Innovation in Support of the Implementation of the SDGs

Lead organizer: RIO+ Centre with Ministry of External Relations of Brazil

Monday 13 July, 1:15 – 2:45 pm, Lalibella Room, Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa


Understanding The Rising Powers’ Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Friday 3 July 2015, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK

The University of Sussex, together with the World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) hosted a high profile panel of academic and policy experts to discuss the contribution that rising powers such as China and Brazil are making to international development progress, the critical role they have to play in in shaping a post-2015 world and how this understanding can inform and accelerate progress around the ongoing SDG, FfD and climate change negotiation and implementation processes.

The discussion served as preparation to the world-leaders conference in Addis Ababa, which will take place later in July. This conference will debate around the future of financing of development (FfD), the deadlines for agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a new climate change framework looming ever closer on the horizon.

Data producers meeting towards the post-2015 development agenda

29 June -1 July 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This event gathered inputs for drafting an indicators proposal for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will orientate the Brazilian position in the global negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. Different actors were invited to provide their perspectives on the subject, especially policy makers and data producers, at this event organized by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), several Brazilian ministries, and UNDP RIO+ Centre.


Seminar on Consumption Patterns for Sustainable Development

30 June – 1 July 2015 Brasília, Brazil

This seminar discussed the findings of the International Web-Based Consultation on Consumption Patterns for Sustainable Development conducted by the Center for Strategic Studies and Management in Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE), based in Brasília. It was organized by the CGEE and some of the institutions that contributed with the consultation – Brazilian Business Council on Sustainable Development (CEBDS)Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis (Growth Analysis), and the UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre). See more information on this event at


Meeting with Mercosul + Chile’s Bureaus of Statistics on SDG’s indicators   

19 June 2015 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Just after the Mercosul’s official statisticians meeting, RIO+ Centre supported a high level Mercosul’s meeting, which will also had the participation of a Chilean Statistical Officer. The event aimed at fine-tuning South Cone positions in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals’ Indicators drafting process. The Mercosul is comprised of five members: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.


The Post-2015 Agenda and financing for sustainable development

11 June 2015 14h00 to 17h30 São Paulo, Brazil

This seminar was held in São Paulo by the Brazilian Association of NGOs (ABONG) to share information and discuss the ongoing negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the Brazilian position for the III International Conference on Financing for Development, which will take place in July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The RIO+ Centre’s Programme Specialist Marcio Pontual was present at this event along with representatives from other UN agencies (UNFPA, UNAIDS and UN Women) and the Brazilian Government (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and General Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil).


Right to the city and environmental justice

10 June 2015 08:30-11:30 Londrina, Brazil

The RIO+ Centre’s Programme Specialist Marcio Pontual will participate in a panel on “Right to the city and environmental justice” at the International Congress of Social Policy and Social Services: contemporary challenges taking place from 9-12 June at the State University of Londrina, State of Paraná in Brazil. The panel will be moderated by Professor Paulo Roberto Pereira de Souza of the State University of Maringá, Paraná and, apart the RIO+ Centre’ representative, will have as speaker Susana Borràs Pentinat, PhD in Environmental Law and Professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain. For more information, access the link

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