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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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600 Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy email@example.com when requesting their accommodations.
Blog by Rio+20 Secretary-General, Mr. Sha Zukang
2012 got off to a good start in preparations for Rio+20 - 31 Jan 2012
Last week, member States had initial consultations on the zero draft of the outcome document. It is encouraging that the zero draft tabled by the two Co-Chairs was accepted as a starting point for negotiations.The three-day discussions pointed to a number of MUST HAVES for Rio+20. First, sustainable development goals could well be one of the important contributions of Rio+20. At the very least, the Conference should define these goals, in a clear timeframe, so that by 2015 the United Nations will have one clear set of goals with sustainable development at their core. These goals could also help guide a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Second, discussions clearly pointed to the need for a robust framework for action, including: (i) mobilization of financing from all sources; (ii) technology cooperation and transfer; (iii) capacity building; (iv) engagement of all stakeholders in implementation, including through innovative partnerships, and (v) putting science, education, innovation in the service of sustainable development. Third, delegations stressed that Rio+20 must put in place a strengthened institutional framework to advance integration, implementation and coherence. Clearly, on this important and complex issue there is ? as of yet ? no clear consensus on the possible options of how to strengthen UNEP. Discussions also continued on whether to strengthen the Commission on Sustainable Development by transforming it into a Sustainable Development Council, while enhancing the role of the General Assembly and ECOSOC in sustainable development. The discussions took place in an atmosphere of engagement and dialogue. I hope this spirit of collaboration and engagement will continue as negotiations move ahead. In my closing remarks, I invited delegations to keep up a brisk pace of consultations and to make every effort to conclude negotiations by the 3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting. I stressed that we must present to the world leaders and, indeed, to the world?s people, an outcome that will make a difference in our shared undertaking to achieve a sustainable future ? a future we all want. The moment of truth has arrived.