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

UN-Water to Produce Water Status Report for Rio+20
UN-Water has announced that it is developing a status report on the application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources, for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

UN-Water notes that in 2005, the 13th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) called for actions related to water resources management, and agreed to follow-up on the implementation of decisions in 2012.

UN-Water says the report will include: lessons learned and recommendations; recommended areas for action; and guidance on the establishment of an international monitoring and reporting framework to promote sustainable development and management of water resources.

Data used in the report will be gleaned from a global survey assessing progess on the application of integrated approached to the development, management and use of water resources. According to UN-Water, 122 countries responded to the global survey, and initial findings indicate that the report will be able to illustrate how the management, development and use of water resources is progressing worldwide, and capture lessons learned.
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