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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: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

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Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy when requesting their accommodations.


S. Gopalakrishnan to Head International Sustainable Development Business Coalition for Rio+20
The Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD) today announced S. Gopalakrishnan as its new chair. He will lead the BASD in its efforts to strengthen the voice of the sustainable development business community at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Rio+20).

As BASD chair, Mr. Gopalakrishnan will coordinate BASD member activities in preparation for Rio+20 and officially represent BASD in the UN negotiation process and related events leading up to the formal Rio+20 conference. He brings expertise in global sustainable development against a background of extensive business experience in developed and developing countries, and will seek to ensure the global business community is well represented during Rio+20 discussions.

The BASD founding organizations ? the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Global Compact ? commended the choice of Mr. Gopalakrishnan as BASD chair.

Source: 3BL Media
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