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28 April 2011 UNWTO expresses its condolences for the passing of Anatoliy Yarochkin, Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
27 April 2011 UNWTO Supporting Tourism Recovery in Tunisia
UNWTO will support the Recovery Plan designed by the Ministry of Tourism of Tunisia to revive the tourism sector. The agreement was reached during the recent official visit of UNWTO Secretary-General to Tunisia (20-21 April 2011).
21 April 2011 UNWTO and the Inter-American Development Bank partner to strengthen tourism development in Latin America and the Caribbean
UNWTO and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) deepen their cooperation on tourism development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Joint activities focus on improving the measurement of tourism, strengthening governance and promoting investment in the region.
15 April 2011 UN agencies: current situation poses no risk to travel to and from Japan
Current situation for travel and transport to and from Japan The United Nations organizations (WHO, IAEA, UNWTO, WMO, IMO, ICAO, ILO) closely monitoring the effects of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant remain confident that radiation levels do not present health or transportation safety hazards to passengers and crew. 
7 April 2011 UN comes together to promote tourism for development
Tourism has been identified by more than half of the world’s poorest countries as an effective means to take part in the global economy and reduce poverty. To maximize tourism’s role in helping countries reach their development goals, UNWTO has come together with seven UN agencies and programmes to boost tourism as an instrument for development.
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).