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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: 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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Brazil's Scouts respond to Rio+20
Brazil will host the Rio + 20 the UN sustainable development forum. Brazilian Scouts will not be out of this event. They were challenged to think the best way to solve small problems, but with a huge impact.

In response, the scouts in Brazil have launched a game called Kudu - that aims to change the world in a different way. After the Earth Hour, scouts of Brazil will receive the first call.

Scouts from all over Brazil will meet the call of the Kudu and will do with the Eco Rio + 20. It will be a real challenge for each scout in search of building a better society. The Call is the call that will echo throughout the country through a game where the interaction will take place far beyond the computer screen.

After that, completing the first task, the gamers will win different badges. These tasks are divided in individual tasks, like changing something at home, in the family. The other kind of task is a collective one, when the scouts will gather a group of people to help change the community, the neighborhood, the city...

The scouts will hear the call, like the firsts boys in the Brownsea Island when Baden- Powell played an instrument made of the horn of an African antelope, the Kudu horn. The scouts say that they plan to show that they are always prepared to act and do what it takes to make a difference.

Brazil's Scouts were challenged to think about the best way to show that they are involved with ecology, environment, sustainable development and more.

More info at: kudu.escoteiros.org.br

Together we can change the world. Answer the call and show it! After all, you know you can make a difference, do not you?
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