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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On the occasion of the closing of the general debate by President of the 66th Session (Part)
On the issue of sustainable development and global prosperity, Member States acknowledged that we will need to act cooperatively and think creatively as the world?s population reaches 7 billion next month. A common theme that emerged was the pressing need to re-think the global approach to sustainable development, which should include consideration of energy, water and food security issues, among others.

We heard many calls for a redoubling of efforts and enhanced determination to achieve progress in attaining the MDGs.

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development- Rio + 20- will be an important opportunity to consider new strategies for sustainable development and the eradication of poverty.

Many Member States also called on the United Nations to tackle climate change, through supporting countries to adapt to its effects, and for developed countries to address emissions reduction targets. The COP 17 meeting in Durban this year will be an opportunity to make progress in this respect.
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