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.

Information

Civil society participation in Brazil?s National Committee and Commission for Rio+20
On June 7th the president of Brazil, Ms. Dilma Rousseff, announced the creation of both an Organizing Committee and a National Commission for Rio+20. Headed by the ministries of Environment and External Relations, such bodies will be in charge of the preparatory process for the conference.

The National Commission has a multistakeholder constituency, and will be the locus for dialogue between (and within) civil society and the Brazilian Government. It shall deal with process aspects, as well as with political articulation and substance debates. The Organizing Committee is constituted only by governmental representatives, and will deal with all the administrative, organizational and logistic aspects of Rio+20.

Civil society representatives in the National Commission from a number of major groups will be nominated according to consultation with the Civil Society Facilitating Committee.

The full decree signed by the president can be read at http://www.jusbrasil.com.br/noticias/2727500/integra-decreto-que-estrutura-a-conferencia-rio-20 (portuguese only). Updates will be posted on this page as soon as more official information becomes available.
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