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.


On the road to Rio+20
In 1992 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hosted the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Also known as the Earth Summit, government officials from 178 countries and between 20,000 and 30,000 individuals from all walks of life attended the conference. Twenty years on and with the world facing a mounting crisis, Rio will once again be at the forefront of the world?s attention in 2012 when it hosts the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also referred to as Rio+20.

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) will take place in Brazil on 4-6 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. It is envisaged as a Conference at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government or other representatives. The objective of the Conference is - securing renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assessing progress and implementation gaps in summit outcomes on sustainable development and addressing new and emerging challenges.

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