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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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UNITAR and the Government of Thailand join forces to boost capacity for green diplomacy in multilateral fora
In the lead-up to the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 17), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand organised a five-day workshop on multilateral conference diplomacy, green diplomacy and their respective interlinkages. The workshop, which was carried out by UNITAR?s Multilateral Diplomacy Programme, was split into two parts, one focusing on negotiation and its relation to conference diplomacy and one on the specific challenges of international environmental and climate change negotiations.

The workshop equipped participants with practical skills related to negotiation, decision-making, advocacy and risk management, which are key for the effective participation in multilateral conference settings.

The workshop drew from Thailand?s experiences with respect to climate change and green diplomacy, and the lessons thereby learned. In this respect, a particular focus was placed on identifying and addressing policy linkages between environmental, human rights and trade concerns. At the end of the training participants agreed that the workshop was highly beneficial and relevant to the work of Thai diplomats involved in multilateral environmental diplomacy. It left nothing to be desired but an opportunity to practice the newly acquired skills in real-life situations in the near future.
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