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.

Information

Apply for Women Rio+20 Good Practice Award - Before May 17th 2012
Dear Representatives of Women Organisations,

On the occasion of the upcoming UNCSD Conference in Rio (RIO+20), five Women?s Rio+20 Good Practices will be awarded and invited to present their initiatives at the UN summit in Brazil.

The awards are sponsored by the GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) and organised by WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future - Women International for a Common Future) in cooperation with UNEP, the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders of the Environment and the Women?s Major Group core members VAM, WEDO, ENERGIA, DAWN and Global Forest Coalition.

Among all concept entries, 5 entries will be selected; the award winners will each receive 1,000 USD at a festive ceremony during the UN Rio+20 summit 20 ? 22 June 2012, in Brazil. The travel expenses and accommodation of one of the five winners will be covered by the organisers.

Eligibility: All type of women-lead organisations or groups working on sustainable development in a developing country or country in transition can apply (for more details on eligibility, please see document attached).

In order to participate, please fill out the entry form : http://www.wecf.eu/english/articles/2012/05/award-rioplus20.php

and submit it to Karin Vohla or Naret Guerrero (Women in Europe for a Common Future - Women International for a Common Future) before 17th May 2012.

Email: awards@womenrio20.org
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