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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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Pacific UNCSD PrepCom Finalizes Outcomes
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), and the Government of Samoa have released the final agreed outcomes from the UN Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Pacific Subregional Preparatory Joint Ministerial Meeting.

The meeting convened in Apia, Samoa, from 21-22 July 2011. During the meeting, participants adopted ?in principle? an outcome document including recommendations, and agreed that Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) would provide comments on the document before it would be considered final. The now-agreed outcome document (Rio+20/Pacific/2011/4-1 Final Record) includes recommendations on both green economy and institutional frameworks for sustainable development (Further details for the comments are available at: http://uncsd.iisd.org/news/pacific-uncsd-prepcom-finalizes-outcomes/).

The document also includes a call to the international community to, inter alia: learn lessons from the sustainable lifestyles that have long been practiced by the people of the Pacific region, whose wellbeing and cultures are intrinsically linked to the natural resources and biodiversity of their islands; ensure that the ?blue economy? aspects of sustainable development are featured prominently at Rio+20; accept that it bears the moral responsibility and, in turn, the financial burden, for climate change mitigation and adaptation; and agree to improve access to funds for SIDS for the transformation of their economies, and to ease the reporting burden faced by small island administrations.

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