For Media

Hotels for Press
Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: http://www.rio20.gov.br For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

Emails: reservas2@terramar.tur.br or reservas4@terramar.tur.br or reservas8@terramar.tur.br

Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20.hoteis@itamaraty.gov.br when requesting their accommodations.

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  • Published on: 15 Jul 2011
  • Submitted by: International Law on Sustainable Development Partnership (IDLO)
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Sustainable Development in International Courts & Tribunals Online Research Tool
At an international experts panel organised at its headquarters in Rome in June 2011, the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) launched a new online research tool on Sustainable Development in the decisions of International Courts and Tribunals 1992-2012. This research tool was developed in the context of the preparation for the UNCSD, in collaboration with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), the International Law Association (ILA) International Law on Sustainable Development Committee and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL) at Cambridge University.

This on-line database allows users to research how international courts and tribunals have, in the past two decades (1992-2012), referred to, or used, the concept of sustainable development, and related international legal principles, notably the seven principles of sustainable development found in the ILA New Delhi Declaration of 2002. This unique analytical tool is available to all free of charge at http://www.cisdl.org/sustainable_development/index.htm

At the same international experts panel, IDLO released a contribution in the context of the UNCSD preparations, available at http://www.idlo.int/Publications/ILSD_UNCSD_Questionnaire.pdf. This document contains sections on the three objectives for the conference: renewed political commitment for sustainable development; assessing progress and remaining gaps in implementation; and addressing new and emerging challenges, from the unique international sustainable development law perspective of IDLO and its partners. It also has sections on each of the two themes for the conference: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development. CISDL & IDLO completed this document on behalf of the International Law for Sustainable Development Partnership, of which they are leading partners. The main goal of the partnership is to strengthen sustainable development governance at the international, regional and national levels, laying the foundation for policy implementation by facilitating access to, compliance with, and enforcement of coherent, integrated economic, social and environmental law.
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