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.

Information
  • Published on: 20 Apr 2012

Rio+20 Host-Country Agreement
The Host Country Agreement, a legal document officially allowing Brazil to host the Rio+20 Conference, was signed on 5 April by the Secretary-General of the Conference, Mr. Sha Zukang, and the Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, Mrs. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti. ?Signing this agreement is a major milestone on our way to Rio,? Mr. Sha said. ?The agreement that we signed today, together with the strong cooperation we have enjoyed with the Government of Brazil throughout the preparatory process, helps pave the way forward for Rio+20 to achieve its potential for setting us on a new path toward a sustainable future?the future we want.?

Ambassador Viotti said the signing was ?a good omen.? She told, ?Today we are launching the process. This is the beginning of our engagement with the UN in terms of hosting the Conference. There is goodwill on all sides and we all work together to make sure that the Conference is a success.?

The agreement, along with appendices, will govern the logistics for the Conference and pre-Conference meetings that will be held at the RioCentro Exhibition and Convention Centre, including a preparatory meeting from 13-15 June, four days devoted to civil society dialogues from 16-19 June, and the Rio+20 Conference itself that runs from 20-22 June. The official transfer of the Conference site to UN jurisdiction will take place on 5 June.


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