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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Top UN officials discuss preparations for sustainable development conference
The heads of the General Assembly and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) met today to discuss preparations for the UN Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20), which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June.

The discussions between Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova took place in Paris, a day before a conference entitled ?Towards new global governance for the environment,? which was organized by France and in which Mr. Al-Nasser will deliver the keynote speech.

During their meeting, the two officials also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East as well as mediation, the dialogue of civilizations and disaster risk reduction, according to a note released by Mr. Al-Nasser?s spokesperson.
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