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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: 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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Pacific Ministers to Discuss Green Growth
The Apia meeting on 21-22 July 2011 is the first in a series of preparatory meetings for Pacific small island developing states in the lead up to a major global UN Conference on Sustainable Development that is scheduled to take place next year in Rio de Janeiro.

The meeting will be hosted by the Government of Samoa in collaboration with the United Nations System (UN) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

Speaking at the 4th UN Conference for Least Developed Countries in Istanbul, Turkey in May this year, the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, explained that Samoa had decided to host this preparatory meeting for the Pacific "to underscore the importance of the Rio+20 process" and the Apia meeting was an opportunity to highlight the "Pacific's push" to ensure that marine and ocean issues are integrated into the 'sustainable development architecture'.

The two-day meeting in Apia will have a one-day Ministerial dialogue, and an open forum on green growth for representatives of development organizations, civil society groups and the private sector as well as Pacific Leaders and Ministers.
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