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04 Jan 17
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FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region
UNWTO has prepared a number of events to be held at FITUR, starting with the presentation of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. Also on January 18 the 13th Edition of...
03 Jan 17
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The Year Ahead: harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world
I have seen increasing commitment from the international community, with many countries realizing the potential for tourism to become a pillar of their development. This commitment is attested to by...
29 Dec 16
Press Release
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for...
27 Dec 16
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Poland to host 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism: promoting shared responsibility
Held in the framework of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Congress will discuss the global sustainability agenda, particularly issues of...
20 Dec 16
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UNWTO presents the 3rd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism
The Forum is organized by UNWTO in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Member, the Basque Culinary Center, as part of the activities of the UNWTO Gastronomy Network. The third edition will be...
19 Dec 16
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UNWTO strengthens its relationship with the European Union
Rifai met the EU Commissioners for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, Tibor Navracsics; for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella; and for International Cooperation and...
14 Dec 16
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Ambassador of Ghana presents credentials to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
During the meeting, Rifai expressed to Ambassador Adjei the Organization’s determination and commitment to continue strengthening its close relationship with Ghana. The prospects for tourism in Ghana...