UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development (33), established in 1993 at the Institute of Psychology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).


Disciplines related to sustainable development.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, information and documentation activities and to develop advanced graduate programs and continuous training.
  • To analyse the socio-political and socio-cultural aspects of sustainable development from a multi-field viewpoint and to improve the capacities of formulation of integrated policies in environment and development.

Host Institution


  • Environmental Department of the City of Pedra Mole, Sergipe (Brazil).
  • UNESCO Chair / Network in sustainable development, Laval University (Canada).
  • University of La Habana (Cuba). Website
  • Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (France). Website
  • UNESCO Chair in Environment and Sustainable Development, University of Granada (Spain). Website

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences; UNESCO Office in Brasilia.



Prof. María Inácia D'Avila, Programa EICOS, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
UNESCO Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development
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