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World Tourism Organization UNWTO

Abstract: 
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. It is the leading international organization in the field of tourism, which 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. It encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism [1] to maximize the contribution of tourism to socio-economic development, while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development. UNWTO generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through technical assistance projects in over 100 countries around the world. UNWTO’s membership includes 156 countries, 6 territories and over 480 affiliate members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.
Author: 
United Nations World Tourism Organization
Institution: 
United Nations World Tourism Organization
Year: 
2015
Input By: 
Jerome Anaya
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Industry Focus: 
Service Sector
Legal & Financial
Other Services
Datatype(s): 
Agreements
Policies
Organizations