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: For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

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Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy when requesting their accommodations.


Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
UNCCD COP 10 concludes at 2:00 am, 22 October. IISD RS summary report will be available here on Monday, 24 October

12:27: Draft decision on Programme and budget for the biennium 2012-2013 distributed, COW begins consideration of the draft

12:13 am: Budget contact group completed its work several hours ago. Delegates milling around the plenary hall, waiting for the budget decision to be distributed.

On Friday, 21 October 2011, delegates convened for the final meeting of CRIC 10, discussed and agreed on all of its outstanding decisions, and closed at 5:25 pm. The COW convened shortly thereafter, to work through its outstanding decisions. As of 5:30 pm, all contact groups except for the group working on the budget decision had concluded their work.
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