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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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Sustainable development the focus of talks between Assembly chief and French officials
Sustainable development and the environment topped the agenda during talks today in Paris between General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and senior French Government officials.

Mr. Al-Nasser met with Foreign Minister Alain Juppé and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the country?s Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing, as well as with Jean-Paul Delevoye, the President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of France.

The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, was the focus of the meeting between Mr. Al-Nasser and Mr. Juppé, according to information released by a spokesperson for the Assembly President.

Rio+20, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June, was also discussed in Mr. Al-Nasser?s meetings with Ms. Kosciusko-Morizet and with Mr. Delevoye.
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