The UNWTO Sustainable Tourism - Eliminating Poverty  Initiative (ST-EP) promotes poverty alleviation through the provision of assistance to sustainable development projects. The initiative focuses on enhancing the Organization’s longstanding work to encourage sustainable tourism – social, economic and ecological – with activities that specifically alleviate poverty, deliver development and create jobs for people living on less than a dollar a day.


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07 Jul 17
ST-EP Project on Ecotourism Promotion in Northern Cambodia Completed Successfully
UNWTO recently completed activities of a ST-EP project on community-based ecotourism  in Preah Rumkel and Borey Osvay, two villages in northern Cambodia along the Mekong River. The project was...
12 Jun 17
A Series of Hospitality Training Programme Completed for Youth and Women in Victoria Falls
Within the framework of a ST-EP project in Zimbabwe, a series of training seminars were successfully completed in Victoria Falls addressing topics such as tour guiding, food and beverage services,...
Press Release
22 May 17
On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa
The programme will build on previous tourism and biodiversity seminars that UNWTO successfully delivered in The Gambia, Ghana, and Tanzania and will address biodiversity conservation and...
Press Release
12 May 17
105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid
The Executive Council, attended by some 250 representatives from 59 countries, focused on these priorities as well as on the UNWTO programme of work for 2018-2019 and the agenda of the International...
Press Release
12 May 17
UNWTO Executive Council recommends Zurab Pololikashvili for Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021
The candidature of Zurab Pololikashvili was presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO statutes. The recommendation of the UNWTO Executive Council will be submitted to the...
07 Mar 17
ST-EP projects in Ghana and in Bosnia and Herzegovina successfully completed
Two ST-EP projects in Ghana and in Bosnia and Herzegovina were successfully completed in mid-December 2016. The two are part of the ST-EP project portfolio implemented through the generous support...
Press Release
18 Jan 17
The World Tourism Organization begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The event, held in the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain, was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia, the Vice-President of Honduras, more than 40 tourism ministers and other senior officials from...