On Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Geneva, during the Global Mercury Treaty meeting, although environmental activists lamented, delegations from some 140 countries, including Seychelles, agreed to adopt a ground-breaking treaty limiting the use and emissions … January 23, 2013
The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, addressed the Seychelles National Assembly yesterday morning in respect to the Republic of Seychelles’ candidature for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the … November 28, 2012
Tourism businesses and destinations are committed to the sustainable energy agenda but need the support of the energy sector and governments to move forward, said leading experts from the aviation, accommodation, and other tourism industries meeting in … September 29, 2012
Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has addressed the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York where he has laid out Seychelles' intention to bid for a non-permanent seat in 2017, based on Seychelles' commitments to the rule of … September 29, 2012
BRUSSELS/HAWAII – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) joined the global movement to make happiness and wellbeing a critical part of the Rio+20 green growth agenda during the “high level” UN meeting on the subject held in New York … April 8, 2012
Eight of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have begun to assess their tourism development needs and pinpoint relevant funding sources at a workshop held by the United Nations Steering Committee on Tourism for Development (SCTD) (Geneva, Switzerland, … October 26, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Seychelles Tourism Board, acting on Seychelles President James Michel’s message for World Tourism Day 2011, has adopted and pledged its commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. The Global Code of Ethics is a … September 28, 2011
Following the terrorist attack on the United Nations headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, last Friday, President Michel has sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, condemning the attacks and pledging the continued support of the people … August 30, 2011
President Michel has pledged the continued support of the Seychelles Government to the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, following his re-appointment for a second five year term in his post.
In a congratulatory letter sent, President … June 24, 2011
Tourism is one of the top three sources of export earnings for nearly half of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and is a priority sector for their further integration in the global economy. The contribution of tourism in advancing development was addressed … May 12, 2011
The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Jean-Paul Adam has responded to criticism of the Seychelles' human rights reporting record following the publication of a press release, which he says has unfairly targeted the Seychelles government and … May 8, 2011
Tourism has been identified by more than half of the world’s poorest countries as an effective means to take part in the global economy and reduce poverty. To maximize tourism’s role in helping countries reach their development goals, UNWTO has come … April 7, 2011
While the people of Seychelles, as well as tourists, cajoled in the 2011 Seychelles carnival, a message was also very clear to the crowd that they must join the world in fighting against hunger.
The message was brought home by music legend, Dionne … March 16, 2011
Experts from the private sector, opinion leaders, and government representatives from within and outside the tourism sector will examine the state of global tourism at the upcoming Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 (Andorra la Vella, Andorra, March 6-7, … March 1, 2011
Relief Riders International is pleased to announce the expansion of its award-winning humanitarian travel program to Turkey.
“After six years of productive work in India, it’s so very exciting to be able to bring our travelers to Turkey,” Alexander … February 22, 2011
International tourism recovered strongly in 2010 according to the advance release of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals were up by almost 7% to 935 million, following the 4% decline in 2009 … January 17, 2011
Defining the critical role of the tourism sector in protecting biodiversity and setting out clear recommendations on how to maximize this contribution is the aim of two new United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports. These recommendations … September 24, 2010
LANDMARK UN SUMMIT
NEW YORK, NY - Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has called on the United Nations (UN) to lead the charge in efforts to "re-set" the challenge of sustainable development to ensure that Millennium Development Goals can be met.
In … September 23, 2010
Relief Riders International (RRI), an adventure travel company that leads relief missions on horseback through the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India, has made the top 10 list of finalists for the 2010 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Awards.
The award … September 14, 2010
NEW YORK, NY – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York has commended Seychelles and Kenya for their lead in prosecuting and imprisoning pirates in the Indian Ocean.
The Security Council last week held a debate on piracy off the coast … September 1, 2010
MADRID, Spain - With only five years left until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations has launched the MDG Report 2010 calling for accelerated progress to reach the 2015 deadline. As the UN Specialized Agency … June 23, 2010
UNWTO welcomes the outcome of the First T.20 Ministers’ Meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa (February 22-24) to debate the contribution of tourism to the global agenda, in particular to the ongoing process of supporting economic recovery and … February 24, 2010
The UNWTO is deeply saddened by the losses of lives and devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Haiti and expresses its support to its people and sincere condolences to those who lost their loved ones.
The severity of yet another natural disaster … January 14, 2010
In the midst of economic, climate, social, and health challenges, the 18th session of the UNWTO General Assembly will convene in Astana, Kazakhstan from October 5-8. UNWTO itself is also undergoing significant changes with the election of a new Secretary-General … September 30, 2009
Participating at the UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change at the UN General Assembly this week, Secretary-General ad interim Taleb Rifai reinforced the potential of sustainable travel and tourism, particularly for the world’s poorest countries. The … September 24, 2009
As the violence, bombings, and deaths continue in Iraq, Action for UN Renewal is holding an inquiry on establishing the truth about the Iraq War. Distinguished speakers, including General Sir Hugh Beach, Robert Fox (Evening Standard), Nick Grief (international … August 17, 2009
Ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark (December 2009), UNWTO has joined several UN agencies to release an Interagency Statement of the United Nations System: "Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises." This … June 29, 2009
GENEVA, Switzerland - With climate change a growing concern and the economic crisis affecting their bottom line, European hoteliers are about to take part in a United Nations-backed program designed to reduce energy consumption and lead to significant … January 27, 2009
Heads of State from across Africa
Friday, September 26, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Doors open and Registration begins at 9:15 a.m.
Program starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.
New York University
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
Kimmel … September 22, 2008