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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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Five projects and 20 proposals from the Social and Solidarity Economy entrepreneurs leaders to chan
The text of the letter "5 Projects and 20 Proposals to Change the Model with Rio +20" has been adopted by over 240 leaders and decision makers in the social economic sphere from around the world (representing 40 countries), who gathered for the 5th edition of the Mont-Blanc Meetings, in Chamonix, from 10 to 12 November 2011. This letter aims to present solutions for surpassing crises, and demonstrates that the social and solidarity economy, representing 10% of global GDP, 10% of jobs and 10% of financial resources, is a major and essential lever to bring about necessary changes related to globalisation.

With the aim of acting in unison, the pointers for surpassing crises, geared towards Heads of State, have been elaborated in the form of 20 proposals, having been grouped into five major projects:

? democratise the economy and regulate finance;
? promote a shared governance model;
? provide new social choices;
? better feed the world;
? reorient globalisation to humanise it.

This initiative is part of the larger perspective of the Earth Summit of Rio +20, scheduled for 20 to 22 June 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and which is precisely the subject of this fifth edition of the Mont-Blanc Meetings. Twenty years after the Rio Summit in 1992, what is the resulting assessment, what have been the results, and especially what directions should be given to respond to economic, social and ecological crises? The answer from the Mont-Blanc Meetings: proceed through concerted, federating political actions, in alliance with other organisations and institutions.

For the first time in its history, SSE is thus addressing, in simultaneous fashion, the 193 heads of states members of the United Nations. This letter encourages them to take concrete action, to exert influence through the adoption of international agreements, through the implementation of public policies and incentives related to socially and environmentally responsible entrepreneurial initiatives.

The SSE actors do not stop there. In the same document, they have committed themselves to also act and to encourage entrepreneurial, environmental and solidarity SSE initiatives, and to create common tools to support SSE regional and international projects.

The RMB Association has simultaneously published an Initiatives Workbook in three languages (English, French, Spanish), compiling more than 50 social economy initiatives around the world, concrete proof of the response that the social and solidarity economy can provide and of the effectiveness of this model, in reference to both Northern and Southern nations.

The full text of the ?5 Projects and 20 Proposals to Change Models with Rio +20? is available at: www.rencontres-montblanc.coop.
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