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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UN DESA joins online conversation
Whether you want to browse the latest economic reports; access MDGs statistics; show your support for Rio+20; know more about the rights of persons with disabilities; youth employment; public service awards or where fertility peaks in the world, UN DESA is the online hub to visit. Today, the department is officially launching its online presence on social media networks.

?We look forward to sharing our knowledge and our work with you in this new and interactive platform,? said Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs and Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), in a welcome message on UN DESA?s Facebook page.

To raise awareness and showcase the wide range of work of its divisions, the department is now entering the world of social networks with the ambition to add value to online communities and facilitate knowledge transfer and exchange.

Online users can like UN DESA on Facebook, follow the work of the department on Twitter and access a wealth of information on the department?s Slideshare platform.

Beginning today, the department is launching a 10-day special on Facebook and Twitter, introducing each of the teams within UN DESA that make this extensive work happen, enabling the world community to make informed decisions.

?We welcome your comments, look forward to exchanging ideas and hope to enjoy online conversations with you,? concluded Sha Zukang in his Facebook message.
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