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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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UNRISD Podcast Discusses Social Dimension of Green Economy in Latin America
In a podcast from the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) titled "Strengthening Workers: A Challenge for the Green Economy in Latin America," two researchers discuss papers on green economy in Latin America.

The papers were prepared in connection with a UNRISD conference held in October 2011, titled "Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social Dimension."

Amalia Palma highlights that in Latin America, economic growth has not led to poverty elimination and the reduction of inequality. Claudia Robles comments that to reduce inequalities, the goal is for policies on sustainable development and green economy within the countries to advance the social dimension of the green economy, including through incentives to promote training through public-private partnerships.

Palma also noted that the green economy has not yet become a priority within the private and public sectors in Latin American countries. Robes emphasized that labor structures in Latin America work against social sustainability. Palma also noted that there are situations where the three pillars of sustainable development collide, such as in the production of energy. The podcast is the first in a series from the UNRISD conference.
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