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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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Catalyzing economies, growing youth employment without destroying the Earth
As delegates from around the world converge on Indonesia for the Tunza International Children and Youth Conference 2011, greening the economy as well as generating decent jobs for young people now and in the future are emerging as major tests for the global economy.

UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) in concert with a wide range of partners have recently produced a study indicating that being in a transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient Green Economy offers a great opportunity to address these multiple challenges.

The report, Transition to a Green Economy ? Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication ? suggests that investing 2 percent of global GDP in 10 key sectors can, with the right kinds of enabling public policies, grow the global economy and generate decent ?green? jobs ? but without the shocks, inequities and environmental decline as inherent in the current economic models.

Next year?s Rio+20 meeting ? 20 years after the Earth Summit of 1992 ? offers an opportunity to scale-up and accelerate delivery of sustainable development goals in order to meet the needs and hopes of current and future generations.

The Tunza conference in Bandung, Indonesia, is the moment for children and young people to shape and sharpen their standpoints and importantly their leadership in the run up to Rio+20. The children and youth shall show the world that changing lifestyles and adapting sustainable consumption and production patterns are crucially important.
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