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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.


Business To Take A Stand On Sustainability At Crucial Lead-In To Rio 20, In Rio De Janeiro 15-19 June
Just before presidents and prime ministers meet in Rio de Janeiro in June to agree on a way forward for sustainable development, chief executives and government-corporate partnership teams will be clearing a text on the private sector role in helping to save the planet from unsustainable and ultimately self-destructive practices.

With many governments facing fiscal austerity, business commitments and other outcomes of the Corporate Sustainability Forum 15-18 June at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio, will lend crucial support for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio 20, a few days later.

Speaking at a business forum last month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked corporate leaders to "rise fully to the challenge" of promoting sustainability in business practices and showing leadership at Rio 20.

Journalists are invited to cover the Rio 20 Corporate Sustainability Forum ? Innovation and Collaboration for the Future We Want, as well as the 19 June BASD Business Day, sponsored by Business Action for Sustainable Development. The five-day event is likely to be the largest private sector adjunct to a global inter-governmental conference ever, and one of the most significant to date in the development of the corporate sustainability movement.

The United Nations will accredit attending journalists. The official deadline for accreditation is 14 May 2012 (see accreditation details below). Full media facilities will be available at the Windsor Barra, and briefings of the media with guest appearances and Q&A sessions will be held daily.

The Forum is organized by the United Nations Global Compact, the world?s leading corporate sustainability initiative, with more than 10,000 participating businesses and other stakeholders in 150 countries. More than 1,000 business executives are expected to be at the Forum.

A multi-media Sustainia Expo will showcase a sustainable future based on concrete and tangible know-how and technologies, to be followed by a high-level event on 20 June introducing the Sustainia 100, a collection of 100 successful sustainability innovations and projects from which the Sustaina Award ? the ?Nobel Prize? of sustainability ? will be awarded. The Sustainia Award Committee will be chaired by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with EU Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman Dr. Rajenda K. Pachauri and former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland.
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