For Media

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.

Information

Promoting Rights for Sustainability
The attached link will direct you to a presentation made by Paul L. Quintos, lead organizer of the Rights for Sustainability (R4S) campaign. For queries and comments, you may contact him at pquintos.ibon@gmail.com.

IBON International recently launched a global campaign in New York City called "Rights for Sustainability", as a way to further a rights-based framework for sustainable development. The rights-based approach helps secure social arrangement where rights are realized and strengthens rights mechanisms that will enhance the power of the poor. It also provides tools towards development goals and strengthen proper balance between the three pillars/ dimensions of sustainable development.

The Rights for Sustainability Initiative ultimately aims to promote a rights-based approach to sustainable development as a way of ensuring that inter- and intra-generational equity and justice are central concerns in the reform agenda at Rio+20 and beyond.

A rights-based approach to sustainable development is founded on the principles of empowerment, equity and justice. It holds that the realization of human rights is the ultimate aim of development strategies. It recognizes peoples? collective rights to common goods ? the indispensable elements for life such as water, food and land, as well as public goods and services such as health, education, electricity, transportation, communications, and other utilities. It acknowledges that the present generation has obligations to safeguard and lay the basis for ensuring the well-being of future generations.
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