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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: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

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Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy when requesting their accommodations.


Kakakhel to prepare report for UN conference
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs has deputed Shafqat Kakakhel, former assistant secretary general/deputy executive director, UN Environment Programme, to prepare a report on Pakistan?s preparatory process for the forthcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)also known as Rio+20 to be held in Brazil in June 2012.

Shafqat Kakakhel, is senior advisor at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. He will work closely with the government of Pakistan, the UN country team and all foreign and national stakeholders.

He would work on stocktaking report on the policies adopted and actions taken by Pakistan since the Rio Summit in 1992 to promote sustainable development based on desk research and interviews with key stakeholders, including government and major groups, the UN entities and other multilateral partners in Pakistan. He would also organise a national workshop for holding multi-stakeholder consultations on the objectives and themes of the UNCSD and prepare documents comprising the outcome of the consultations.

UNDESA is supporting 21 countries in their national preparations, through appointing and funding experienced persons as consultants. Pakistan is one of the countries being supported.

Source: The News International
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