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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) -- http://www.unwto.org -- is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a ‎global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.‎ UNWTO is committed to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (see: global goals), geared ‎toward reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development.‎

UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.

UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.

UNWTO’s membership includes 157 countries, 6 Associate Members and over 480 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.

INSTO Open Consultation Meeting, UNWTO HQ, 7 and 8 June 2016

2016

World Tourism Day
Preparation for 2017

2015

http://dtxtq4w60xqpw.cloudfront.net/sites/all/files/docpdf/unwtowildlifepaper.pdf
http://www.unwtoga2015.org/streaming


UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2015 Edition Published: June 2015

Headlines

http://turismososteniblemedia.com/sofia-gutierrez-omt

History

In 2003 UNWTO became an official member of the United Nations family. As the UN Specialized Agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, accessible and sustainable tourism, the values of promoting peace, social progress and the betterment of lives are at the heart of UNWTO’s mandate, and inspiring work in making tourism a transformative force for good.

Slideshare

http://www.slideshare.net/communwto

Twitter

@UNWTO
#UNWTO
@RisiMarceol
@JonatanGomez


Biodiversity and Tourism
http://biodiv.unwto.org

2014 Awards
http://media.unwto.org/press-release/2014-12-22/unwto-awards-finalists-innovation-tourism-announced

May 29-30

http://know.unwto.org/content/live-streaming-2nd-unwto-knowledge-network-global-forum-innovation-tourism-bridging-theory-a
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/unwto-knowledge-network
http://know.unwto.org
#unwtoknmexico




Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Reports

Tourism in the Americas 2013 @unwto
The launch of the Guidebook “Sustainable tourism for development” will offer opportunities for DEVCO Services in Brussels and the 180 EU Delegations worldwide, and Developing Countries to better include and maximize the positive impacts of sustainable tourism in their development strategies.

The Study and Guidebook contributes to the positioning of tourism within the overarching framework for action on green growth, poverty eradication and sustainable development post-2015, stemming from Rio+20 and addressed by the European Commission in Communication (2013) 92 A Decent Life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future (http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/documents/2013-02-22_communication_a_decent_life_for_all_post_2015_en.pdf)

The European Commission, Directorate General Development Cooperation (DEVCO) has approached UNWTO to assist in creating a Guidebook on Sustainable Tourism for Development, demonstrating that tourism can be as an engine for development, stimulating trade in services (linkages), job creation and poverty reduction.

Such collaboration demonstrates the increasing interest and recognition of tourism as an engine for development, trade in services and linkages with productive capacities, employment and poverty reduction.
June 27 from 10am to 1pm in Brussels (place TBC)
3 hours event
Upon invitation
Presentation of the Guidebook:
  1. high level representatives of the two institutions present the Guidebook: why tourism and development, where tourism fits in the global agenda for development…
  2. coordinator of the project UNWTO: present the main conclusions/recommendations
  3. a case study: from a pilot country
  4. project officer DG DEVCO (MC): The future - ultimate objective of the initiative
  5. Q&A

RSS

unwto - Google News

UNWTO welcomes T20 decision to advance visa facilitation

Key links

http://statistics.unwto.org/en/content/papers

1 Billion Tourists

http://1billiontourists.unwto.org

Awards

http://know.unwto.org/content/unwto-ulysses-awards-innovation
http://know.unwto.org/en/content/unwto-awards-excellence-and-innovation-tourism

Photo Contest

http://wtd.unwto.org/en/content/world-tourism-day-photo-competition-2012

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Headlines

Ramsar and UNWTO Publication: "Destination Wetlands: Supporting Sustainable Tourism"
International tourism receipts surpass US$ 1 trillion in 2011


UNWTO Annual Reports - find out what #UNWTO does and where it does it! Now online http://ow.ly/7bQw0

Headlines
https://www.devex.com/en/news/tourism-a-sector-with-global-responsibility/81687

New
http://icr.unwto.org/en/content/activities


Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/unwto

Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/unwto

Wikipedia

World_Tourism_Organization

Headlines

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/taleb-rifai/a-billion-tourists-are-ch_b_1244951.html

Stats
http://statistics.unwto.org/

Connecting Tourism and Media, Hashtag #tourismmedia

Recent events

World Tourism Day 2011

September 2011
http://croatia.hr/en-GB/UNWTO-Tourism-and-Media-Conference
http://media.unwto.org/en/press-release/2011-09-13/unwto-conference-forges-closer-relationship-between-tourism-and-media

March 6-7, Global Tourism Forum: Building New Models for Tourism Growth, Competitiveness and Responsability

The Global Tourism Forum 2011 (GTF), organized by UNWTO in the spectacular natural setting of the Principality of Andorra, will bring together key stakeholders from the travel and tourism sector, opinion leaders, economists and policy makers and provide a truly global platform to share strategic insights and demonstrate the role travel and tourism can play in addressing major global challenges.

Details
http://unwto.org/gtfandorra


Ethics

Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Poverty Alleviation

http://www.unwto.org/step/index.php
The UNWTO Sustainable Development of Tourism Department is pleased to inform you that the latest edition of the SDT E-bulletin is now available at http://www.unwto.org/sdt/ebulletin/en/ebulletin.php (also in Spanish and French).

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