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Ricardo Rio is the Mayor of Braga since 2013. He is also Rapporteur on the SDGs of the European Committee of the Regions. Before that, he was an alderman at the Braga City Council since 2005. He was also a member of the Braga Municipal Assembly, from 2001 to 2005. He lectured in several universities and was the Director of the Capital Markets Institute of Euronext Lisbon. At the same time, he worked for several years as a public and business consultant, including in multiple Programs of Porto Business School. He is a board member of Eurocities and the Global Parliament of Mayors, one of the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth, one of United Nations “Voices for Solidarity”, and he was awarded the title of World Mayor for Sustainability, in 2021, by the City Mayors Foundation.
In times of a global pandemic, war and rising instability, how do we get back on track to good health, peace and resilience? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers a solid route, but we need to step up action.