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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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Solo Dialogue to focus on institutions, development
Delegates from 80 Earth Summit member nations will gather in Surakarta (Solo), Central Java, on Tuesday to discuss institutional reforms in sustainable development movements. The so-called Solo Dialogue will be the first official meeting of summit members since the adoption of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) in 2002.

The results of the Solo Dialogue are expected to be submitted to the world?s highest conference on sustainable development, the Rio+20 conference, slated to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2012.

The United Nations has increased its funding of member organizations, some of which have overlapping economy, social and environmental responsibilities (e.g. UNEP, ECOSOC).

The Indonesian government has long proposed creating a national sustainable development commission.

European countries have proposed strengthening the UNEP by turning it into a specialized agency, dubbed the World Environmental Organization (WEO). However, many developing countries prefer a new umbrella agency that will integrate economic, social and environment issues.
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