UNWTO Summit: Responding to the Economic Downturn and Staying on Course with the Climate and Poverty Reduction Agenda
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October 2008: The UN World Trade Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with the World Travel Market, will hold a Ministers’ Summit at the World Travel Market in London, UK, on 11 November 2008, under the theme “Responding to the Economic Downturn and Staying on Course with the Climate and Poverty Reduction Agenda.” During the meeting, tourism […]

UNWTO Ministers' Summit October 2008: The UN World Trade Organization (UNWTO), in
partnership with the World Travel Market, will hold a Ministers’ Summit at the
World Travel Market in London, UK, on 11 November 2008, under the theme
“Responding to the Economic Downturn and Staying on Course with the Climate and
Poverty Reduction Agenda.”

During the meeting, tourism ministers will consider
climate and poverty goals in the context of the economic downturn. Items on the
Summit’s agenda include: tourism as a driver of socio-economic progress and poverty
alleviation; the UNWTO’s Davos Declaration Process on Climate Change; and
TOURpact, the first UN Global Compact Industry Sector Network, which calls on
the tourism sector to actively support UN objectives. [UNWTO
Ministers’ Summit website
]