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

Youth Blast
Over two thousand young people are expected to converge on Rio de Janeiro to share their skills and prepare for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

This event is being organised by the UNCSD Major Group of Children and Youth as the official young people's event for Rio+20. The purpose of the Youth Blast is to empower children and youth present at Rio+20. The goals of the Blast are to provide information and training for leaders around the CSD and provide a space for young people to share best practices for implementing solutions and participating in decision-making at the international level. It is also an event to strategise prior to Rio+20

To involve as many Brazilian young people as possible, our Youth Blast starts with two days (7th and 8th June 2012) of strategising and preparations in Portuguese. We are also liaising with national youth networks to ensure as much involvement as possible in the preparatory process. All young people are welcome to attend. However, if you do not speak Portuguese, please make a note of it when you are registering as we have limited numbers of translators available...

The international preparations on the 10th til the 12th of June 2012 will be conducted in English and are aimed at all young people. There will be translators (Portuguese, Spanish and French) for those who do not speak English. Based on current projections, we are expecting over 2000 young people to attend our four day event per day.

The UN CSD Major Group are also in discussions about organising a one day event closer to Rio+20 itself for final strategising--date to be confirmed soon.

If you are interested in attending...register now on our website: http://uncsdchildrenyouth.org/

If you have any questions please contact saba@rioplus20s.org and she will forward the emails to our Steering Committee or relevant individuals.

If you have questions regarding funding please check out the participation guide for tips on how to fundraise: http://rioplustwenties.org/?page_id=970

More information will be announced as it comes available!
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