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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17 Oct 17
Kisiizi Falls Tourism Project in Uganda Successfully Completed
Within the framework of ST-EP (Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty), UNWTO provided support to the Ministry of Tourism of Uganda in the implementation of the Kisiizi Falls tourism project. The...
Press Release
27 Sep 17
World Tourism Day 2017 addresses the power of sustainable tourism for development
To advocate the potential of sustainable tourism as a tool for development. This is one of the goals of the World Tourism Day celebrations that are being conducted throughout the world. The Official...
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...