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Petrobras and UNDP sign an agreement to promote sustainable development in 110 counties

Acting in the expansion of local capacities and stimulating sustainable territorial development in 110 municipalities where Petrobras is present are the objectives of the agreement signed between the company and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) municipalities where Petrobras is present are the objectives of the agreement signed between the company and the (25), in Brasilia (DF).

Signed on the three-year anniversary of the approval of the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (ODS), the partnership will reach about 2.200 participants, including municipal managers, executing institutions of socio-environmental projects supported by Petrobras and other relevant local actors.

The idea is that the promotion of local development and environmental conservation promote community development and the protection of human rights. The project is part of the Petrobras Socioenvironmental Program and is in line with the company's Social Responsibility Policy.

Socioeconomic and environmental diagnostic processes will be conducted in light of the 17 SDGs and the strengthening of public managers and local institutions through training courses, for accelerating the implementation of these goals.. The program will enable these actors to adapt the objectives and goals to the local reality, develop planning with multi-sectoral approaches and stipulate indicators to measure and monitor development.

In addition to training in 110 planned municipalities, the work will be deepened with on-site activities in six areas around Petrobras facilities, among them the Comperj, in Itaboraí (RJ), the Abreu e Lima Refinery, in Ipojuca (ON), and exploration and production units in Rio Grande do Norte and Ceará.

The knowledge and methodological materials generated by the project will be made available to other audiences, with a view to replicating the results of the project.

"This initiative enhances the community relationship, the company's action around our facilities and is in line with the global effort to achieve the SDGs", said the executive director of Corporate Affairs at Petrobras, Eberaldo de Almeida Neto.

"We are engaged, in partnership with Petrobras, in taking the sustainable development agenda to the municipalities where the company operates", declared the UNDP Country Director, Didier Trebucq. "This will involve the participation of local actors in a joint effort not to leave anyone behind", added.

You 17 Sustainable Development Goals were approved at the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations by the 193 Member States of the Organization — including Brazil — in September 2015, when they became the priorities and aspirations of the global agenda until 2030.

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