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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Trade Issues on the Backburner in Final Regional Prep Meeting for Rio+20
The final regional meeting in preparation for next June?s Rio+20 Conference, held last week in Geneva, saw participants largely skirt around trade issues, despite previous regional meetings having seen significant debate surrounding the areas of green trade protectionism and the definition of a ?green economy.?

The UN Economic Commission for Europe?s (UNECE) Regional Preparatory Meeting was the fifth in a series of regional gatherings being held in preparation for the 20-22 June 2012 Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

The ECE region encompasses North America, Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.

The Rio+20 Conference marks the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The conference?s objective is to secure a renewed commitment for sustainable development and to meet new and emerging challenges by focusing on the following themes: the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development.
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