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

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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.


Side event at COP17: Unions on the Road - from Durban to Rio
On December 5, 2011, a side event was organized by Sustainlabour and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in the World of Work Pavilion (WoW) during the Climate Change Summit in Durban, South Africa.

Anabella Rosemberg and Sharan Burrow, International Trade Union Confederation; Laura Martin Murillo, Sustainlabour; Zwalenzima Vavi, General Secretary of COSATU, and Carmen Foro, Environmental Secretary, CUT Brazil called for renewed action and mobilization toward Rio + 20.

Issues discussed:

The state of negotiations
Advancing on pro-jobs and social protection agenda
The Madrid Dialogue outcomes
Decisive mobilization after Durban
Doubling our efforts calling on governments to act on sustainable development goals
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