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.


Nikhil Seth Appointed Head of UNCSD Secretariat
Nikhil Seth has been appointed as Director for the Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), effective 1 September 2011.

In this capacity, Seth also will serve as the Head of the Office of the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The Conference Secretary-General (CSG) is Sha Zukang.

Seth previously served as Director of the Office for Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Support and Coordination. He succeeds Tariq Banuri.
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