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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.

  • Published on: 12 Aug 2011
  • Submitted by: Japan

Japanese National Preparatory Committee for Rio +20
?Japanese National Preparatory Committee for Rio +20" was launched and the first meeting was held on July 13, 2011. The committee consisting of 43 members was established to promote dialogue between stakeholders, in particular those from the 9 major groups mentioned in Agenda 21.

Dr. Hiroshi Komiyama (Former President of the University of Tokyo and Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.) and Ms. Yuko Sakita (President of a NPO, GENKI Net for Creating a Sustainable Society) were appointed as Co-Chairs of the preparatory committee.

The committee members will share information and exchange views on the issues of Rio +20 in order to provide Japanese stakeholders? inputs and contributions for a compilation document which is to serve as basis for the preparation for zero draft of the Rio+20 outcome document.

The second meeting of the committee is scheduled on August 23, 2011. The committee will organize two workshops on Rio +20 in autumn with attendance of people in general interested in Rio + 20. The first workshop is scheduled on September 1, 2011. The first workshop is intended to collect a wide range of opinions from various stakeholders.

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