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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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Chinese foreign minister sets forth five principles in sustainable development
China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Thursday urged the international community to abide by five principles in achieving global sustainable development.

The five principles follow the spirit and principles set forth in the Rio Declaration, particularly the principles of "common but differentiated responsibilities; advancing sustainable development in a balanced manner in the areas of economy, society and environment; respecting the independent choices of countries regarding sustainable development; upholding the principle of building broad partnerships; and paying particular attention to meeting the concerns of developing countries.

Yang made the appeal at the opening ceremony of a high-level symposium on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), which opened in Beijing on Thursday. The symposium, scheduled for Sept. 8-9 in Beijing, is intended to offer a platform for thorough and in-depth discussions on the two main themes and the objective of next year's Rio summit, the foreign minister said. It drew about 180 participants from about 30 countries, over 10 international organizations and academic institutions.
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