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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RIGHTS AT RISK AT UNITED NATIONS E-PETITION
This petition calla attention to the weakening, or ?bracketing? or outright elimination of nearly all references to HUMAN RIGHTS obligations and EQUITY PRINCIPLES in the text, ?THE FUTURE WE WANT?, for the outcome of Rio+20.

This includes references to the right to food and proper nutrition, the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation, the right to development and others. The right to a clean and healthy environment, which is essential to the realization of fundamental human rights, remains weak in the text. Even principles previously agreed upon in Rio in 1992 are being bracketed ? the Polluter Pays Principle, Precautionary Principle, Common But Differentiated Responsibility (CBDR).

We urge our fellow citizens of the world to stand up for the future we want, and let their voices be heard.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/rightsatrisk/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=system&utm_campaign=Send%2Bto%2BFriend
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