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

Emails: or or

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.


Push for change! Be the voice! Volunteer!
Do you care about our future? Do you think that our actions can impact on the world around us? Are you willing to work with other young people to change our future?

Then join the Major Group of Children and Youth!

We are the young peoples voice at a UN level in Sustainable Development. If you are under 30--we are your space! Your platform! We collaborate. We work together to achieve goals - because we are a stronger voice when we work together!

So, join us and help make sure that young people are not forgotten when governments talk about our futures.

If you're lucky enough to read this and realise that you're part of the change - and your opinions count, then you've already taken the first step to ensuring youth-led sustainable development! Because young people's voices often go unheard and we're trying to change that.

There's something BIG happening in June: the UN Earth Summit (also known as Rio+20), where decisions will be taken that concern all of us. Have a look:

We want to provide young people with the skills and knowledge to influence crucial decisions which will be made at the Earth Summit. To do this we need to reach out to children and youth across the world, including young people without internet, and we need help!

If you are interested in helping young people to make their voices heard, then please volunteer with us! Volunteers will be expected to commit to a few hours each week for the next 3 months to work on raising participation and awareness. You'll need internet connection, as most of the work will be carried out online.

***Please note that the positions are unpaid! You must also be UNDER 30 YEARS OF AGE **

Volunteering with the MGCY is a great way to make friends, learn new skills, and help other young people to change the world and make it a better place! If this sounds like you, then check out the roles below and get in touch with us!


Country Outreach Co-ordinators

1. Drawing up a list of NGOs and institutions in their own countries
2. Emailing them our capacity-building toolkit
3. Assist in the capacity-building process
4. Evaluate and report to the MGCY


1. Translate written and online resources into French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Hindi, Arabic, Swahili, Mandarin/Cantonese, Japanese - or any other language that you are fluent in.

So if you want to get involved, please fill in the following form:

If you need additional details, please contact Barkha at

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