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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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  • Published on: 29 Aug 2011
  • Source: Targeted News Services, Water World
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Governments Must Include Water Access in Poverty Alleviation Strategies by 2030
Conservation International issued the following news release:

A powerful statement was sent to the United Nations, that protecting freshwater ecosystems and securing access to water is central to poverty alleviation and the development of robust green economies - a position that Conservation International strongly supports.

The Stockholm Statement was agreed by the participants at the closing of the annual World Water Week conference. It outlined the need for local, national and international policy-makers attending the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20 Summit) to commit to provide safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and modern energy services to all by the year 2030.

The statement, presented by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and endorsed by a number of international organizations, says:

The statement also asked for the passing of national legislation by all countries to guarantee access to water and sanitation for all, and the creation of economic and social incentives to promote water use efficiency and protect freshwater ecosystems.

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