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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Rio+20 a chance for agreement on ?green economy? to fight poverty - UN Official
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next year will be an opportunity for humanity to strengthen its commitment to making the transition to a ?green economy? to help lift people out of poverty, a senior UN official said today.

?We cannot wait for another 20 years,? Sha Zukang, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, told reporters at UN Headquarters, where a two-day preparatory meeting was due to end later today.

?The time to commit is at Rio 2012,? added Mr. Sha, who is also the Secretary-General of the Conference, which has been dubbed ?Rio 2012.?

Source: UN News Centre

Link to UN Webcast: http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/2011/03/press-conference-rio-2012.html
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