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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Preparing for the future we want
?Let us not for a moment lose sight of the gravity of the task before us. There are high expectations for Rio+20. We must resolve to deliver. Failure is not an option. At Rio+20 we must chart a clear course to the future we want,? said Rio+20 Conference Secretary-General and DESA?s Under-Secretary-General Sha Zukang as the 2nd Intersessional Meeting of Rio+20 opened today.

As Member States and other stakeholders gathered for this preparatory meeting taking place in New York on 15-16 December, Mr. Sha underscored: ?This is a critical meeting. We have important work to do. The Conference is only six months away.?

Today?s meeting will be the first step towards the negotiations, which will start with a ?zero-draft outcome document?, combining the suggestions, comments, proposals and ideas of 672 contributors, including Member States, international agencies, non-governmental organizations and political groups.
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