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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: 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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Pres. Lee Delivers Keynote Speech at UN General Assembly
President Lee Myung-bak addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday pledging Korea's support in realizing UN's efforts in achieving international peace, democracy and human rights.

Lee pitched his vision on pursuing "ecosystemic development" internationally, calling on developed nations to help developing countries to maximize their capacity so that they can achieve economic growth and development on their own.

Speaking of the current global fight against climate change, Lee welcomed the inclusion of green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication as a main agenda item for the 2012 UN Rio+20 conference.

He said that he is hopeful that the summit will serve as a venue in which either a solid vision or an action plan can be produced towards economically, socially and environmentally sustainable development.
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