- Daily read-outs from Conference Secretary-General
- UN Media Advisory & Logistics for Rio+20
- Media advisory in French
- Media Accreditation
- Preliminary Information note
- Briefing on logistics by the Government of Brazil
- UN System Media Contacts
- Logo & Guidelines
- A ONU Brasil na Rio+20
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600 Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy firstname.lastname@example.org when requesting their accommodations.
- 28 Mar 2012 - Countries Advance Positions on Global Action Agenda for Sustainable Future As Latest ? Rio+20? Negotiations Conclude at Headquarters
Member States concluded the latest round of negotiations on a ? Rio+20? outcome document with proposals that would expand the length and scope of the issues under consideration as they moved towards defining a global action agenda for a sustainable future.
- 27 Mar 2012 - Press Conference by Civil Society Groups on Rio+20 Outcome Document Negotiations
Warning that long-agreed principles concerning human rights, development, and water and sanitation were in serious danger of being rolled back by short-sighted diplomats negotiating the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, a coalition of civil society groups today demanded that ?real political impetus? be injected into the process, which would be crucial for improving the lives of millions of poor people worldwide.
- 19 Mar 2012 - New Proposals Offered as Negotiations for Rio+20 Resume in New York
Negotiations on the outcome document for ?Rio+20? resume today, with countries advancing many new proposals that will shape the direction of how the world will move the sustainable development agenda forward.
Countries have submitted additional comments since the initial round of negotiations for the Rio+20 outcome document began in January. The ?zero draft? of the outcome document, entitled ?The Future We Want?, was based on more than 6,000 pages of submissions from United Nations Member States, civil society groups, businesses and others. This round of negotiations continues through 27 March at United Nations Headquarters, and is expected to hone the document further.
- 12 Mar 2012 - 100-Day Countdown to Rio+20 Spurs Calls for Increased Action towards Sustainability
New York, 12 March?The 100-day countdown to this June?s Rio+20 Conference started today with calls for a sharp increase in the level of ambition by governments, businesses and civil society to reach an outcome in Rio that will effectively accelerate the move towards more sustainable solutions to many of the world?s most pressing problems.
- 22 Nov 2011 - UN Launches Campaign for Rio+20 Featuring Global Conversation on the Future We Want
NEW YORK, 22 NOVEMBER ? The United Nations launched a new campaign today to promote next June?s Rio+20 conference and the need for sustainable development by engaging people in a global conversation on the kind of communities they would like to live in twenty years from now. The new campaign, Rio+20: The Future We Want, will work through public participation to envision how societies in all parts of the world can build a future that promotes prosperity and improves people?s quality of life without further degrading our planet?s natural environment.
- 20 Oct 2011 - ECA deputy chief says Africa?s growth yet to reach ordinary people, as Rio+20 preparations kick off in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, 20 October 2011 (ECA) - The Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ms. Jennifer Kargbo, has underscored the need for integrated development that harnesses the linkages between economic growth, social development and environmental protection, because ?gains made in one pillar could undermine progress in the other two.?
- 19 Oct 2011 - Asia-Pacific Governments and Civil Society Meet to Prepare for 2012 Rio +20 Summit
Bangkok, 19 October (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) ? More than 250 Government and civil society delegates from over 40 Asia-Pacific countries meet today in Seoul to adopt a regional statement to be tabled at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) ? also known as ?Rio +20? ? to be held next year.
- 13 Sep 2011 - United Nations Opens ?Idea Box? for Rio+20 Conference, Invites Civil Society to Contribute Ideas for Spurring Action on Sustainability
To broaden participation in next year?s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the United Nations has invited representatives from nine key constituencies, known as major groups, to submit ideas on how the world can move towards sustainable development ? a process aimed at promoting economic prosperity and improving the quality of life for everyone, while protecting the environment for present and future generations.
- 8 Mar 2011 - Countries Sharpen Green Economy Focus for Rio 2012 Outcome
Countries concluded their second preparatory meeting for Rio 2012 with agreement on the next steps toward achieving an action-oriented outcome of the Conference, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.
- 10 Jan 2011 - United Nations Report Says Process to Sustain Development, Eradicate Poverty Must Shift Gears
The main challenge facing humanity now is to sustain poverty eradication and development while shifting gears, according to a new report issued in advance of discussions on 10-11 January to prepare for next year?s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.