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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UN official: Green economy vital
Mr. Sha Zukang, the head of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, on Tuesday called on government and business leaders in the United States to maintain their commitment to a green economy after the global financial crisis dampened many countries' enthusiasm for the cause.

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, Sha Zukang, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), explained the role of key global and national stakeholders and the vision of the conference.

But Sha noted that many countries have been very slow in implementing the agreements, particularly since the recent economic slowdown in many major developed countries.

Source: China Daily
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