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

Emails: or or

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.

  • Published on: 20 Apr 2012

Counselling and mobilizing business leaders
A two-day consultation of business and industry, governments and civil society for Rio+20 entitled ?Realising Inclusive and Green Growth? attracted 300 participants, mostly business people from both developed and developing countries, on 11 and 12 April in The Hague, The Netherlands

Rio+20 Secretary-General Sha Zukang warmly invited business leaders to go to Rio to announce new green initiatives and to persuade the public and policy-makers ?that business and industry can help accelerate the pace towards sustainable development.? ?We count on you to persuade those companies that are less sensitized, that the sustainable development approach is also a smart business choice,? he also stressed.

Business and industry are one of the nine Major Groups working for sustainable development and playing an official consultative role in the Rio+20 process. The other one are women, youth and children, workers and trade unions, scientific and technological community, farmers, indigenous peoples, local authorities and NGOs.

Photo Credit BASD

More info on Rio+20 Business & Industry Consultation with Government and Civil Society
Mr. Sha?s complete speech

More info on Major Groups
Copyright (c) United Nations 2011 | Terms of Use | Privacy Notice | Contact | Site Map | New