United Nations News
The United Nations Establishes Global Tourism Resilience Day
The United Nations has voted to create a Global Tourism Resilience Day, which will be marked each year on February 17.
Scaling-up Tourism Action at UN Ocean Conference
Tourism has the potential to lead the shift towards a circular and regenerative blue economy, the UN Ocean Conference has been told.
Saudi Arabia calls for multi-lateral cooperation to drive sustainable tourism
HE Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism, Saudi Arabia delivered a keynote speech at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly emphasizing the critical need to accelerate climate action to ensure a sustainable future for the tourism sector.
United Nations praises Expo 2020 ambitions
United Nations deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed, has commended the UAE leadership for delivering a meaningful World Expo, despite challenges caused by the pandemic.
WTTC joins with UN to urge climate reform on hospitality sector
The World Travel & Tourism Council and UN Climate Change have showcased how the travel and tourism sector can take steps towards carbon neutrality by 2050.
United Nations signs landmark framework to curb aviation emissions
The United Nations civil aviation agency has agreed on a new emissions standard to control global greenhouse gas emissions from international airline flights. “It has taken a great deal of effort and understanding to reach this stage, and I want to applaud the spirit of consensus and compromise demonstrated by our member States, industry and civil society,” remarked Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the council president of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
Act together to fight exploitation and human trafficking in tourism
Taking a firm stand against human trafficking, especially child trafficking, in the tourism sector, the heads of two United Nations bodies today pledged to stamp out this hidden scourge through joint efforts.