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.

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Milestones in ICT for sustainable development
On 19 and 20 September 2011, the UNU International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST) in Macao held its annual board meeting. UNU-IIST board members from different parts of the world, including UNU Rector Konrad Osterwalder, met to review the progress of the Institute′s activities and set directions for future advancement.

Last year, following Prof. Peter Haddawy?s appointment as Director of UNU-IIST, the Institute rolled out an ambitious five-year strategic plan to pursue a new mission of applying information and communication technologies (ICT) to address problems of sustainable development. UNU-IIST research and activities now revolve around the application of ICT in four thematic areas: education, governance, health and poverty.
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