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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: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

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Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy when requesting their accommodations.


Global Sustainability Panel Identifies Three Clusters of Recommendations
The UN Secretary-General?s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) has held its fourth meeting (GSP 4), at which the first full draft of its report was discussed. Three ?anchor areas? have emerged from the Panel's work, which will provide a framework for its final recommendations.

The Panel members met on 18-19 September 2011, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. In addition to their internal discussions they also held informal consultations with civil society leaders on 18 September and with private sector CEOs on 19 September.

The Panel members confirmed that following the first two sections ? ?where we are now? and ?where we want to be? ? their report will present concrete ideas for a way forward. These ideas are likely to be clustered around three areas: a sustainable economy; lifestyles and livelihoods; and institutions and accountability.

In consultation with the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the co-Chairs of the Panel plan to hold an interactive briefing for UN member States on 20 October 2011, to share emerging key points of the report and receive States? feedback.

The Panel?s final meeting (GSP 5) will take place on 13-14 December 2011. Its final report will be handed over to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a launch ceremony in January 2012.
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