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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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Housing, shelter, climate change top Latin America, Caribbean agenda
Ministers and senior officials from Latin America and the Caribbean MINURVI group last week brought climate change and housing issues to the top of their agenda in preparation for a series of major international and regional meetings.

The group of Ministers in charge of housing and urban development known as by its Spanish acronym, MINURVI, flagged the issues at their 20th General Assembly on 14, 15, and 16 September in Asuncion.

The Director of UN-HABITAT's Regional Office for Latin America and Caribbean, Alain Grimard, briefed a special session on the outcome of the agency's 2011 Governing Council meeting, and on progress in preparation for a new regional flagship report, The State of Cities in Latin America & the Caribbean.

Mr. Grimard, cited the upcoming Rio+20 meeting, the 2010 World Urban Forum meeting in Rio de Janeiro, and the next meeting of FLACMA, the Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Gobiernos Locales.
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