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

Brazilian Youth Consultations for Rio+20
Tomorrow the Brazilian days of the Youth Blast start. This event is co-organised by the Brazilian National Youth Secretary and the Major Group of Children and Youth, will result in a document that reflects the opinions of Brazilian young civil society. You can find out more here: youth-blast.org This event will be on the 7th and 8th June 2012 at Sul America.

It is geared to be one of the largest youth civil society sustainable development consultations ever. This is an opportunity for all young Brazilian civil society to produce a document about the role of children and youth in sustainability. This event is open to everyone and is free. You do not need to register. It starts at 9am and ends at 6:15pm each day. The venue is SulAmerica and you can see more here: http://www.ccsulamerica.com.br/default.aspx.

The Conference will offer a diverse program with workshops, trainings, lectures, self-organized activities, training, and also specific times for planning activities and actions of mobilization to be developed by young people during the official conference. Participants will have the opportunity learn about the process, engage and actively participate.

To cut down on number of disposable cups used we request that you collaborate with the environment, bring your mug!

The Brazilian only days will be followed by international days (10 to 12th June 2012) at the same venue.
This is the official event of the Major Group of Children and Youth.

Check out the schedule , how to get there and join the Youth Blast here: youth-blast.org. This event is supported by (apart from the youth)-- the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Agência Brasileira de Cooperação), CONJUVE (National Youth Council),and the UN interagency for Youth.

Promote the conference and invite your friends. We want this event to make history and that is only possible with the union and energy of youth!

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A ?Youth Blast ? Conferência de Jovens para a Rio+20?, que acontece de 7 a 12 de junho de 2012 no Rio de Janeiro, é o evento oficial do Grupo de Interesse de Crianças e Jovens (Major Group for Children and Youth) da Comissão de Desenvolvimento Sustentável da ONU.

A Conferência vai oferecer uma programação diversificada com oficinas, capacitações, palestras, atividades autogestionadas,treinamentos e, ainda, momentos específicos para o planejamento das atividades e ações de incidência e mobilização a serem desenvolvidas pelos jovens durante a conferência oficial. Os participantes terão a oportunidade de entender um pouco mais sobre o que é e qual a importância da Rio+20, da Cúpula dos Povos e outros processos paralelos; o que está em pauta nas discussões; qual é a posição do Brasil e de outros países diante do cenário global, e até mesmo como funciona uma negociação nos moldes das Nações Unidas. Ao final do encontro será produzido um documento com o posicionamento de crianças e jovens sobre sustentabilidade que será apresentado como posição oficial do Major Group for Children and Youth/Grupo de Crianças e Jovens durante a Rio+20.

Colabore com o meio ambiente, traga a sua caneca!

Confira a programação, como chegar e participe da Youth Blast. Divulgue a conferência e convide seus amigos. Queremos que este evento faça história e isso só será possível com a união e energia das juventudes!

youth-blast.org
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