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 deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed, has commended the UAE leadership for delivering a meaningful World Expo, despite challenges caused by the pandemic.
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.
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.