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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Results of the Global Civil Society Workshop on the Rio+20 Zero Draft and Rights for Sustainability
More than 70 participants from various civil society organizations (CSOs) and social movements participated in the 'Global Civil Society Workshop on the Rio+20 Zero Draft and Rights for Sustainability' in the conference room located at the second floor of the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City last January 24. This CSO-led workshop was organized by IBON International in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), Centre for Environment and Development (CED), and People's Coalition for Food Sovereignty (PCFS) with the support of Diakonia - Asia Regional office, Both ENDS and the World Council of Churches (WCC).

It was held back-to-back with the UN Division for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) training session for members of the Major Groups in connection with the Jan. 25-27 Informal Consultation on Rio+20 Zero Draft. The main objective of the workshop was to gather civil society representatives from various Major Groups and Stakeholders to examine the content of the Zero Draft of the outcome document for Rio+20 and to strategize how to influence the outcome of the negotiations in favor of a rights-based approach to sustainability. It further aimed to analyze to what extent key CSO asks on human rights, equity and justice are reflected in the draft and to bring civil society voices from the South to engage in the official Rio+20 process.
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