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

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

  • Published on: 18 Oct 2011
  • Submitted by: Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future

Global Sustainability Targets - building accountability for the 21st century
"Global Sustainability Targets Building accountability for the 21st Century" provides an overview of the multitude of existing global targets for sustainable development. As the international community prepares for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 ('Rio+20'), there will be pressure for new targets to be set and for new commitments to be made. Stakeholder Forum recognises that this is an important part of any Summit outcome, and hopes that this overview of existing targets may assist governments to consolidate targets where possible, and to identify gaps where new targets might be necessary. This document also intends to enhance accountability for previous commitments, by gathering together in one place all the time-bound targets that governments are obliged to deliver on sustainable development, as a tool for civil society to hold them to account.

The targets indentified in this document are drawn from the following global agreements:

? Agenda 21 ? Outcome from the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)
- 'Rio Earth Summit' ? in 1992
? Commission on Sustainable Development ? outcome documents from all sessions of the
Commission on Sustainable Development
? Millennium Development Goals ? goals and targets agreed at the Millennium Summit in
? Johannesburg Plan of Implementation ? outcome document from the World Summit on
Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 2002
? Rio Conventions ? Rio Conventions ? the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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