ICUN RIO PROGRAM (2012-2022)

Prestigious Legacy

The historic United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD 2012), popularly known as Rio+20 – took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – it galvanized the attention of millions across the globe, to create the future we want.

ICUN RIO Program (2012-2022)

ICUN RIO Program (2015-2030) was launched in 2012 during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), popularly known as Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio+20 was 10-day long mega-conference organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and saw participation from over 190 countries. Rio+20 culminated with the A/RES/66/288 – the future we want declaration.

IARC launched the ICUN RIO Program (2012-2022) also known as RIO India Program, during the Rio+20 Earth Summit on June 20, 2012. The main campaign was called, One Million Rios. The launch was underpinned by the idea of “Bringing Rio Home” and the focus being to empower people, especially students, to create the future we want.

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RIO+25 Water Action International Course

Why I must participate in this course program?

This coveted course program captures through its 16 engaging chapters, the very latest of water action in the post-pandemic world and highlights the objectives of United Nations Water Action Decade 2018-2028; to mobilize action that will help transform how we manage water.

This is a must-do program for students and educators from across disciplines. Participate and contribute
to fighting the water crisis while you earn honors and certificates that keep you relevant and
ahead in your academics, competitive exams and professional aspirations.

This is a unique must-do program for students & educators across disciplines, especially engineering, law, basic sciences and environment and thereby stay relevant and a step-head in academic and professional aspirations.

To see the syllabus topics, Scroll down

How do I benefit by participating in this course program?

This is the most critical Water Action initiative by United Nations of our generation and the choices we make here will affect your work and life. Water Action Action is now necessary and it can only happen through Individual Water Action.

Here is the primary benefit, you will be able to appreciate global water diplomacy and how it affects your work and life, no matter where you are in the world.

Participate to empower yourself and then inspire others for Individual Water Action.

1. You receive certificates with official logos
2. You truly boost your career prospects, this prestigious certification looks really good on your résumé
3. You can win Rewards & Recognition on a global scale
4. You feel the joy of being able to contribute to effective water action

Note – RIO+25 Water Action Course meets NAAC | NBA | NIRF | BCI | PD | API Index | MOOC (Activity Points) criterion. If you participating through a college / university coordinator, you might be eligible for activity / credit points.

What is so unique about this program?

Extraordinary perspectives: This is not your usual course about water crisis, the purpose of the content is to build perspectives and inspire thoughtful climate action, to be specific, individual water action.

Unique long-form Online Content: This is a unique course written in the much sought-after long form style. The content is interspersed with curated short videos and illustrations, this makes the powerful long form content even more engaging.

Singular focus: The writing is on the call, for global water action to succeed , we need individuals who empower themselves with individual water action and develop the ability to have a dialogue with others, this program, encourages these two critical aspects of individual water action.

Organized by: IARF Centre of Excellence for United Nations Global Goals
Based on: ICUN World Water Action Initiative (2018-2028)
ICUN RIO+25 is In Support of: International Decade for Action on ‘Water for Sustainable Development’ 2018-2028

How do I participate?

Eligibility: Undergraduate and Above – Open for all Disciplines
Mode & Language: Online Course in English

How it works: On paying the fee, you will receive login credentials to access the course through our learning management system. After you have completed the course, you can take the online exam and download your certificate.

Fee for National Participants: ₹ 699 for students | ₹ 999 for Educators & Non students
Fee for International Participants: Click here

Optimal Learning Duration: The course is self-paced by its very structure, at a leisurely pace, participants take 1-2 months to complete the course.

Assessments: On successful submission of assignment work (attached to each chapter), the final exam (Multiple Choice Questions, MCQs) can be taken.

Grades: Grades will be awarded on the basis of assignment work and exam; the grading will be primarily based on the results of the final MCQ exam.

Discussion Forum: Edmodo Classroom (for academic interaction only)

Certification: Participants will receive certificates with official logo and grades will be awarded on the basis of their performance in assessments.

Awards & Felicitation: Winners will receive medals of honor during the official felicitation ceremony; to be presented by distinguished guests and scholars


Syllabus Topics


United Nations & Water
UN Water: Leaving No One Behind
Agenda 2030: International Water Diplomacy Global Water Governance

Water World
The Day Zero
Desert Lives: Forests and Water
The Vanishing Waters of the World


Money like Water
The Age of Blue Gold
Rise of Water Entrepreneurs
The Trillion Dollar Water Market

War on Water
Weaponized Water
Water Crisis: Rise & Fall of Civilizations
The Freedom of the Seas


Smart Water
Digital Water Engineering
Biotechnology at Water Frontiers
The Art of Water

Water Heroes
What it means to be a Water Hero
National Water Mission
Friendship, Peace and Clean Waters


Become RIO+25 Coordinator / Ambassador

The Call for Water Action

Apply now to to become RIO+25 Water Action International Course Coordinator / Ambassador. Put your leadership and networking skills in action to make the most critical UN Water Action initiative of our generation a success., the United Nations International Decade (2018–2028) for Action – Water for Sustainable Development

What is the role and who can apply?

We invite Educators (Teachers & Professors) and Students (college only) from across the world to become RIO+25 Water Action International Course Coordinator / Ambassadors. This particular role, requires you to encourage participation in RIO+25 International Water Action Course.

For any queries Whatsapp On – +91 8454 040 464

What are the benefits?

First and foremost, you become a part of the coveted ICUN RIO Program and thereby effectively contribute to realize the UN objective of creating, The Future We Want. The coordinator / ambassador role also attracts;

1. Rebate payouts to appreciate your effort
2. You receive certificates with official logos
3. You win Rewards & Recognition on a global scale
4. You truly contribute to effective water action

Note RIO+25 International Water Action Course meets NAAC | NBA | NIRF | BCI | PD | API Index | MOOC (Activity Points) criterion.

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