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19 May 16
New ST-EP project supporting community-based tourism in Timor-Leste
UNWTO has launched a new ST-EP project in Timor-Leste to strengthen the marketing of community-based tourism in the country. The project is implemented with a generous contribution from the Korea...
19 May 16
Press Release
1st World Conference on Tourism for Development opens this week in Beijing
The conference is expected to bring together 1.000 public and private representatives from over 100 countries to discuss tourism’s role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a...
08 May 16
Press Release
Ceremony for the adoption of the agreement on the establishment of the International ST-EP Organization takes place in Seoul
On the occasion, a total of 29 countries signed the text of the Agreement that establishes the Organization. More countries are expected to join the sign-up before the beginning of the formal...
08 Mar 16
Kartong Ecotourism Project Successfully Completed
The Kartong Ecotourism project has recently been completed in the Gambia, after eighteen months of implementation, thanks to the EuropaMundo Foundation’s funds. The project has been executed in close...
07 Dec 15
Press Release
United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
“The declaration by the UN of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a unique opportunity to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of...
01 Dec 15
ST-EP project in Lesotho delivers training seminars for excursion providers, tour guides, home stay providers and crafters
In Lesotho, UNWTO is collaborating with the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) to implement a ST-EP project on developing rural tourism initiatives in the Kome, Malimomg & Baroana...
13 Oct 15
New ST-EP project launched in Mongolia
UNWTO has launched a new ST-EP project in Mongolia, titled Capacity Building for Tourism Employees. The project has as objective to build capacities among tourism employees and unemployed young...