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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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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.


Ban Ki-moon: Global Economic Governance Need Not Be a Zero-Sum Game
Following is part of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon?s remarks to the General Assembly debate on global economic governance on 28 June, in New York:

The General Assembly, in its recent resolution on global economic governance, recognized the need for an inclusive, transparent and effective multilateral system, with an effective United Nations at its centre. The United Nations is the world?s leading universal forum, with unique legitimacy. But legitimacy alone is not enough. Coherence in policymaking and standard-setting, efficiency and effectiveness in carrying out our work, accountability for impact and results ? these are all indispensable if the United Nations is to earn the confidence of its Member States and the world?s people.

That is what reforming the Economic and Social Council aims to achieve ? a more dynamic, inclusive, relevant and operational body both in development and in global economic governance. The Commission on Sustainable Development, for its part, has a role to play in pressing for global economic governance that strikes the right balance among the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development. Given that the institutional framework for sustainable development is one of two themes of next year?s Rio+20 Conference, that event is a timely opportunity to get the world on track in this regard.

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Source: ABC Live
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