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

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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.


UNIDO Magazine Focuses on Governance and Globalization Issues
The seventh issue of the magazine of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), titled "Making It," features articles on globalization, governance and industrial development.

In an article titled "Fairer, Greened and More Sustainable," Hedda Oehlberger-Femundsenden, Associate Expert on UN System-Wide Coherence at UNIDO, argues that UNIDO's Green Industry Initiative can build on the success of globalization, while helping to rectify its shortcomings.

In the article titled "Unfair Share," Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University, argues that the world poverty problem is not a specialist concern at the margins of politics but rather an important consideration in all decisions related to institutional design. In an article on nuclear power, Chris Goodall, British businessman and green activist, and Josť Etcheverry, Assistant Professor at York University, highlight that the greatest obstacle to solving climate change with renewable energy, conservation and efficiency is the limited experience that most people have with these options.

In an interview, Mark Malloch Brown, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, suggests that it is a global responsibility to address poverty. Prigi Arisandi, environmental activist who was awarded the 2011 Goldman Environmental Prize, shares his experience with creating a local movement that helped stop industrial pollution from flowing into a river that provides drinking water in a village in Indonesia.
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