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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High- level Panel on Global Sustainability
The United Nations Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) is holding its second meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, on 24-25 February 2011.

The meeting will be led by its co-chairs, President Tarja Halonen of Finland and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.

With 21 members, Mr. Ban launched GSP on 9 August 2009 to create a new blueprint for a sustainable future on a planet under increasing stress resulting from human activities. The Panel will release its report, which will be an input for Rio 2012, later this year.

On 16 March, the President of the General Assembly will host an Interactive Dialogue with the Panel at UN Headquarter in New York.
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