For Media

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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The Rio 2012 Conference - The Explanatory Roadmap to Rio + 20
This document has been prepared to help guide stakeholders interested in contributing to the
final outcome document of the Rio + 20 Conference.

An agenda helps frame the issues and focus actions. The question should be raised ? by whom is the agenda framed and made? Civil society and major Groups can help frame the structure, and thus make sure their voices and concerns are heard and noted. Most importantly, the structure of the document will help frame the actions programmes that need to be outlined and agreed to as the follow up to Rio + 20. All Major Groups are now formally invited into the discussion, to contribute to and influence the final outcome document.

The document highlights what is in the Rio + 20 Resolution how to tie the contributions from the Major Groups to the agenda points, what to look out for and what not to do. A brief overview of the two most important agenda points the Green Economy and the Institutional Framework is made, and further references are posted.
A Road Map complete with dates, places and status of the meeting is given, and finally a suggested structure for the Rio + 20 Outcome Document is drawn up as an example and food for thoughts.

The UN with the Bureau which is responsible for the process and its content has made a unique decision to open the process to the world and ask for its contributions. The UN is however an intergovernmental system based on rules, regulations and procedure. While not difficult to understand, it often takes some experience to contextualise the various decisions made. To help our constituencies to be effective and correct in responding to the invitation by the UN to contribute to the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document for the Rio + 20 Conference, as Organising Partners for the nine Major Groups, we have composed the following contextual interpretation of the decisions as a guide to interact with the UN on the Rio + 20 outcome document.

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