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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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1,400 Young People Demand Results at Earth Summit: Will Governments Listen
Over 1,400 young people descended on Indonesia last week in the biggest youth gathering on the Race to Rio yet. Coming from 118 different countries, it was also the most global gathering. With the Rio+20 Earth Summit just nine months away, young people at this year?s TUNZA International Children and Youth Conference hosted by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) made clear that Rio+20 must be a significant milestone for global efforts to stop environmental destruction and promote sustainable development.

Young people have the most to lose at next year?s Earth Summit and it?s no wonder that sense of urgency was reflected in the outcome document of the conference, the Bandung Declaration:

Yet, our planet?s future ? our future ? is in peril. Our generation has seen the warning signs in Rio 1992 become the realities that face Rio+20: poverty, climate change, harmful pollution and depleting natural resources are all symptoms of our unsustainable development patterns. We feel, understand and know that we cannot wait another generation, until a Rio+40, before we act.

The tenor quickly shifted, however, to creating solutions and making concrete demands of governments and businesses toward sustainability. Throughout the week, the participants learned about how to identify the green economy in their communities, how to find green jobs, and how to mobilize themselves and the 3 billion other young people around the globe for a transformative Rio+20.

What four things will these young people and their communities do when they get home?

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