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: 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.


Rio+20 side event The Business Case for Sustainable Development
?The Business Case for Sustainable Development?
Dialogue with the Business and Industry Major Group on Rio+20
Monday March 26
1-3 pm
Conference Room 1
United Nations Headquarters, North Lawn Building
Co-hosts: Barbados, Benin, Netherlands, Vietnam and BASD 2012

The goal of the dialogue is to strengthen the relationship between Member States and Business and Industry for Sustainable Development.

BASD 2012
The official United Nations coordinator of the Business and Industry Major Group for Rio+20 is Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD 2012). It is a joint initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and 10 international industry association partners. It aims to represent the constructive business voice in the United Nations Rio+20 process, with the ultimate objective of enhancing the conference contribution to sustainable and inclusive markets.

 Welcome by co-host
 Remarks by Bob Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning
 Briefing by the chairman of BASD 2012, Senapathy (Kris) Gopalakrishnan.
 Views on sustainable development and expectations for Rio+20 by BASD 2012
 Discussion
 Wrap up by co-host

For RSVP (by March 22 please) and information please contact
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