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: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

Emails: or or

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.


Indigenous Peoples Side Event on Rio +20 during the UNPFII, 8 May 2012
A side event during the 11th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will be held on 8 May 2012, Tuesday. The side event is on "The Road to Rio +20: Indigenous Peoples' Key Messages and Actions."

The side event will be held at Conference Rm 1, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters in New York City. Speakers will include:

Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Executive Director, Tebtebba

Mr. Miguel Palacin, General Coordinator, Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indigenas (CAOI)

Mr. Jadder Mendoza, Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI), Nicaragua

Ms. Grace Balawag, Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Program, Tebtebba
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