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.


UN Panel confirms Social Protection is key for sustainable development
Trade unions welcome the UN Social Protection Report presented this week to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by former President of Chile and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, and ILO Director General Juan Somavia

On sustainable development, the report "shows how social protection has helped to stabilize aggregate demand in times of crisis and to increase resilience against economic shocks, contributing to accelerate recovery and more inclusive and sustainable development paths".

On the Social Protection Floor Initiative, the report highlights how it "represents an effective tool to accelerate the achievement of MDGs (Millennium Development Goals), helping to chart a more sustainable development path".

As part of the ITUC demands for Rio+20, trade unions demand the recognition in Rio of social protection systems as key tools to build resilience and call for the maintaining and strengthening of existing social protection systems. Trade unions also demand heads of state to implement the Universal Social Protection Floor initiative by 2020.

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