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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  • Published on: 20 Apr 2012

Commemorative stamps will highlight Rio+20
United Nations stamps are miniature works of art, which have won international design awards. They are created by artists from around the world. Stamp collectors appreciate United Nations stamps not only for their innovative designs and universal themes, but also because it is still possible to collect every United Nations stamp ever issued. Since its creation, UNPA has issued over one thousand stamps.

UNPA is the only organization in the world which is neither a country nor a territory that is permitted to issue postage stamps. It is also the only postal authority to issue stamps in three different currencies, namely U.S. dollars, Swiss francs and Euro.

To commemorate Rio+20, UNPA worked with Ms. Gail Armstrong (US Stamp), Shailesh Khandeparkar (French stamp) and Fei (German stamp). Ms. Armstrong is an experienced professional illustrator specializing in the craft of paper sculpture. Ms. Armstrong?s paper engineering skills are used to create 3D paper cut images. Mr. Khandeparkar prefers to work on styles that fall into what he calls an ?Indian-Urban genre, which is a mix of classical Indian styles of design with modern techniques. Mr. Fei discovered early in his life his love for drawing and creating his wonderful dream worlds. For the three artists, the Rio+20 stamps are their first design for the United Nations.

The beauty, uniqueness and special significance of UN stamps, combined with their individual, often intriguing histories an original configurations, continue to be a source of fascination and of great value to the collector.

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