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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UNCSD Adds Online Submission Option for Compilation Document
The Secretariat for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) has added a new option for submitting input to the compilation document that will lead to the draft Outcome Document. It is now possible to submit input online through the UNCSD website.

The second session of the UNCSD Preparatory Committee (PrepCom II) invited States and other stakeholders to provide their inputs and contributions in writing by 1 November 2011. The resulting compilation document will serve as the basis for preparing the zero draft of the outcome document. The zero draft will be presented for discussion in January 2012, beginning a series of negotiations on the outcome document leading to the UNCSD in June 2012. The co-Chairs formally issued a request for input to the compilation document on 14 March 2011, and in July released a guidance note to support States and other stakeholders in responding to the invitation.

In addition to sending input by email, fax, or regular mail to the UNCSD Secretariat, it now can be submitted online following a sign-in process. Member States are invited to share their preparatory meetings and news; UN entities are invited to upload relevant publications and background papers/special studies, as well to share their preparatory meetings and news; and Major Groups are invited to share their preparatory work, whether as an Organizing Partner or another organization.

Submissions can be made via: http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=12&nr=238&menu=32
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