Join Rio Programs (2012-2022)


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IARC | Centre for United Nations launched the RIO Program (2012-2022) during United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) during Rio+20 Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The prestigious RIO Program is the world’ widest annual short-term course and workshop series about sustainable development in context of UN Future We Want Resolution and Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda.

Thousands of participants across hundreds of education groups participate in the international short-term RIO courses and workshops.

RIO programs has in-kind support of national & international organizations, universities and government offices.

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RIO+23 International Certification Program

The RIO+23 Program 2016-17 is building momentum toward and beyond United Nations World Humanitarian Summit.

Join the Rio+23 WHS Certification Program 2016-17; it is an international short-term course study for national and international students. It is in synergy with the principles of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 46/182.

National participants can enroll through a Campus Ambassador or Coordinator while International participants can directly enroll for the program

Registration for RIO+23 International Program are closed.
The Hall of Fame winners for RIO+23 will be announced in July 2017.

Notice: Fraud Alert issued by World Humanitarian Summit on 21 Jan 2017 – “It has been brought to our attention that e-mail messages are being sent by individuals claiming to be representatives of the World Humanitarian Summit or the United Nations. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent”. For more information see here.

Government Circulars & Messages

Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails Centre for UN Programs. He is joined by Hon’ble ministers, Hon’ble governors and eminent personalities from across the world to wish Rio India programs for the positive impact in creating the future we want.

Govt. Circulars & Messages

Previous Programs

Rio+22 UNSE4ALL Program

The focus area of the 2014-2015 Rio+22 program was Sustainable Energy. It was a National Level effort in the form of a short-term co-curricular program for students. It was in synergy with United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/65/151) declared Decade of Sustainable Energy for All.

Rio+22 Closure Report will be released in April 2016. The names of Rio+22 Hall of Fame 2015 winners can be accessed here.

Rio+22 Hall of Fame


Rio+21: IYWC Program

The focus area of the 2013-2014 Rio+21 program was Water. It was a National Level effort that primarily consisted of short-term certification courses for the public as well as school and college students.

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Rio+20 Program

Rio+20 Program was the self-funded initiative of Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC) in association with Rio+20 to promote United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Rio+20 Outcome and Sustainable Development.

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International Year of Forests

IARC was associated with IYF 2011 and offered IYF 2011 Certification Program for Schools & Students in India and A Special Edition Short Term Course.

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International Year of Biodiversity

Indian Astrobiology Research Centre was an official partner of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative The International Year of Biodiversity 2010.

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