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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: 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.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses Meeting on Youth
In his remarks to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on Youth, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for making "sustainable development for all the defining issue of our time," and underlined that climate change can only be addressed within this broader framework.

At the meeting, which took place on 25 July 2011, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, Ban urged young people to "play a central role in bringing dynamic new ideas, fresh thinking and energy" to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) process. He underlined the need to engage youth and "ensure that their voices are heard," highlighting the UN Youth Delegates Programme.

For full statement: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2011/sgsm13719.doc.htm
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