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.


NGLS Newsletter Reviews Recent Rio+20 Inputs
The second issue of the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service's (UN-NGLS) ?Road to Rio? e-newsletter, highlights meetings held by various groups and countries in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), including: meetings held by small island developing States to discuss their perspectives on the themes of the Conference; the regional preparatory meeting held by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); the High-level Dialogue on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD); the meetings held by the Bureau for Rio+20; and meetings of civil society organizations.

The second issue also reports on the Security Council?s debate on the impact of climate change on the maintenance of international peace and security, which agreed on a Presidential Statement recognizing the potential security implications of climate change-induced loss of territory.

The newsletter also contains an opinion piece written by Jem Bendell, Asia-Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, on how governments can scale responsible business innovations to achieve sustainable economic governance. An article by the Sustainable World Initiative on ?Why the International Framework for Sustainable Development Needs Sustainability Evaluation and Reporting? emphasizes the need for sustainability evaluation and reporting in order to improve IFSD.

Other highlights contained in the newsletter include: outcomes of the 64th Annual UN Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference (DPI/NGO Conference), during which a Declaration for Rio+20 was adopted; and a summary of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) public symposium on the theme ?Making Trade and Finance Work for People and the Planet,? which was organized with NGLS.
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