World Centre for Sustainable Development, RIO+ Centre


The World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) was established as a legacy of the Rio+20 Conference to keep the commitment to inclusive and sustainable development alive. The RIO+ Centre works with governments, civil society and the private sector to inspire and inform policies and practices that lead to greater social, environmental and economic justice. As a global centre based in the south, RIO+ aims to bolster south-south cooperation and facilitate the participation of the global south in international efforts on sustainable development. more

What We Do

The RIO+ Centre provides a hub for dialogue and action on alternative development pathways. We do this by:

  • Producing and disseminating evidence on policies and practices that are successfully addressing the social, economic and environmental dimensions of equitable development
  • Triggering broad-based dialogue around action related to the development, implementation and monitoring of sustainable human development
  • Coalition building and networking for the increased participation of underrepresented institutions, countries and communities in the adoption of equitable development at the national and global level.

Part of Bureau for Development Policy, the RIO+ Centre is one of UNDP's newest Centres of Excellence.

New Strategy for Poverty Eradication in Brazil





Read the one-pager of RIO+ Centre's technical paper: English.


Read the full Working Paper: Portuguese

Contact Us

World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre)

Prédio CEGN,

Parque Tecnológico

Rua Paulo Emídio Barbosa, 485 – 1º Andar

Quadra 1-A, Ilha do Fundão

21941-907 – Rio de Janeiro (RJ) – Brazil


rio.plus@undp.org

+55 (21) 3733-4124 / 9778-1844