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.

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Save the date ? Second Trade Union Assembly on Labour and Environment
Similar to the first Assembly held in 2006, the trade union movement will gather at an international level to discuss environmental issues and their relationship with the world of work, renewing its commitments. The II Assembly aims to:

- Continue building environmental internationalism
- Renew trade union commitments on sustainable development
- Promote alliances with other civil society actors and social movements
- Put trade unions´ demands on the table and in the streets: Rio + 20 and beyond

The Assembly will combine diverse themes and formats: presentation of trade union experiences, working groups on climate change, chemical risk, sustainable access to energy, water and food, and collective bargaining and sustainable development, among others. There will also be a series of roundtables that will address issues such as:

-A New Development Paradigm, Challenges for Employment, Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication in a Sustainable Planet
-Financing sustainable development, a trade union agenda: new global levies, wealth redistribution, and the role of pension funds
-Right to information, to participation and justice: communities? and workers? rights
- Investments for a new sustainable economy: green and decent jobs
-Vulnerability, social protection and just transition: the social protection floor

More information coming soon. Save the date!
http://www.sustainlabour.org/noticia.php?lang=EN&idnoticia=376

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