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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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Latin America and the Caribbean Conclude the Regional Meeting Preparatory to Rio+20
At the closure of the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Meeting Preparatory to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the ministers and representatives of the Governments in Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile, agreed that it is necessary to achieve a global institutional framework for sustainable development "which is efficient and flexible and ensures the effective integration of its three pillars (social, economic and environmental)".

The delegates stated that, on the road to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2012, a change in patterns of production and consumption must be achieved, in addition to better ways of measuring countries' wealth that adequately reflect the three pillars of sustainable development.

In the document with the conclusions of the meeting, the delegates stated that "some of the barriers to the achievement of sustainable development are the scientific and technological gap, the lack of sufficient financing and the fragmentation in implementation".

They also indicated the need to achieve "the eradication of extreme poverty; new, additional, stable and predictable financing for supporting implementation activities in developing countries; the fulfilment of mitigation and adaptation commitments in relation to climate change and the building of resilience to its impacts; and greater South‐South cooperation and exchange of successful experiences".

They included the need for "full implementation of the right to access to environmental information, participation and justice enshrined in Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development".

Furthermore, the representatives of the States of Latin America and the Caribbean expressed their firm determination to continue to work towards sustainable development, with the primordial purpose of eradicating poverty and achieving equality in our societies, bearing in mind the particular characteristics of each of the States of the region.
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