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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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  • Published on: 11 Jan 2012
  • Submitted by: Humanitare Institute

Rio+20 and the G15 Connection
?In Rio, business cannot and must not be sidelined ? it is a central partner, alongside governments, civil society and others,? declared Mr. Ban in the UN Global Compact Board luncheon, held in New York. ?If sustainable development is to become a reality, we need to unleash a wave of public-private partnership on a much bigger scale.? Mr Ban concluded: ?We need you. More than ever before, we need to develop a long-term vision for our planet.?

In the same perspective, on January 2011, during the meetings of alignment with the organizers of the Rio+20, the Humanitare Institute* launched the idea of the ?G15 Connection? (Global Business Community). The proposal of ?G15 Connection? consists in bringing together fifteen major Private Sector Organizations to become cooperators in the preparatory agenda of activities for Rio+20. The project has as main purpose to contribute and serve the United Nations under the coordination of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs for the full success of Rio+20.

The activities aim to engage civil society on issues under discussion at the Conference and strengthen the nine major groups established by Agenda 21**. The agenda, released on the 23th of November in the presence of the Under-Secretary-General of Rio+20, Mr Sha Zukang, consist in thirty five actions that will integrate the work of the Humanitare Institute with the Conference. These activities will consist of events, trainings and meetings that besides the mobilization of all sectors of the society will collaborate to a better understanding between the main political leaders and organizers of the Conference with the private sector.

Organizations that integrate the G15 must be a reference of the best global practices for sustainable development and, therefore, are especially invited to be signatories of the events and activities of Rio+20. All actions will be oriented according to the guidelines of the Head Office Rio+20 and integrated with the United Nations mission, and in line with the governance of the Major Groups. The schedule of activities is also aligned with the official calendar of the Rio de Janeiro City Hall.
The main goal of the project is involving the corporate sector in the UN issues, creating global leaders socially and environmentally responsible and a true model of socioeconomic commitment. It is only with this dialog that it will be possible to use the power of the business sector to overcome the current challenges and build the future we want.



*The Humanitare Institute is a global organization created in Brazil, encouraged by the UN in 2005, as a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP).
** Agenda 21 was established at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio-92) and created a new standard for developing methods, reconciling environmental protection, social justice and economic efficiency.
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