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4 April 2011 Donors’ conference to mobilize resources for sustainable tourism development in West African parks and protected areas
A UNWTO international donors’ conference is looking to mobilize funds to support sustainable tourism development in cross-border parks and protected areas spanning ten countries in West Africa (Dakar, Senegal, 27-28 May 2011).
1 April 2011 United Nations Organizations Statement on Current Radiation Levels in Japan and Travel Advice
Radioactive material from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant is gradually spreading outside Japan into the global atmosphere but at extremely low concentrations that do not present health or transportation safety hazards, according to the United Nations organizations closely monitoring the situation.  
31 March 2011 UNWTO congress to debate the future of snow and mountain tourism
Mountain resort professionals, from the Alps to the Rockies, as well as Asian destinations including  the Republic of  Korea, will debate how snow and mountain destinations can respond to current and future challenges, while remaining competitive and sustainable, at the 7th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism (Grenoble, France, 15th -16th September 2011).  
29 March 2011 World Tourism Organization and Banesto Foundation collaborate on sustainable tourism projects for poverty elimination in Africa
The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Taleb Rifai, and the President of the Banesto Foundation, Antonio Basagoiti, today presented the cooperation agreement signed by the two organizations, at UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid.
8 March 2011 Global Tourism Forum Andorra calls for collective action for a more competitive and responsible tourism
Tourism’s sustained growth and its capacity to tackle global challenges – from economic crises and persistent unemployment to environmental pressures and the poverty imperative – can only be achieved through collective action. This was the central message coming out of the Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 (GTF) (Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 6-7 March).
1 March 2011 Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – debating future paths for sustained tourism growth
Experts from the private sector, opinion leaders and government representatives from within and outside the tourism sector will examine the state of global tourism at the upcoming Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 (Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 6-7 March 2011). Against a backdrop of economic challenges, and considering current developments in the Middle East and North Africa, the spotlight is clearly set on the future development of tourism, as one of the leading socio-economic phenomena of our time.
1 March 2011 President Calderón of Mexico first to join UNWTO/WTTC global campaign on the value of travel and tourism
The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, has become the first head of state to join the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) joint campaign highlighting the importance of travel and tourism to global growth and development.
18 January 2011 Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – tourism and economic growth
Senior representatives of the private sector, governments and United Nations organizations will meet next March in the Principality of Andorra to analyse tourism and its key role in international economic growth and development at the Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 (6-7 March 2011).