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Seychelles adopts UN Global Treaty on Mercury

Seychelles adopts UN Global Treaty on Mercury

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
Every Voice Counts - defense of small island states is central to Seychelles UNSC bid

Every Voice Counts - defense of small island states is central to Seychelles UNSC bid

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
On World Tourism Day, stakeholders call for increased access to sustainable energy

On World Tourism Day, stakeholders call for increased access to sustainable energy

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
All voices matter – Seychelles expresses its determination to contribute positively to UN processes

All voices matter – Seychelles expresses its determination to contribute positively to UN processes

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
ICTP President tells UN high-level meeting on Gross National Happiness - “we need a green growth roadmap”

ICTP President tells UN high-level meeting on Gross National Happiness - “we need a green growth roadmap”

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
UN partners help least developed countries take steps towards more effective tourism development

UN partners help least developed countries take steps towards more effective tourism development

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
Seychelles Tourism Board adopts Global Code of Ethics

Seychelles Tourism Board adopts Global Code of Ethics

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
Seychelles President Michel condemns UN terrorist attack

Seychelles President Michel condemns UN terrorist attack

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
Seychelles reaffirms support for UN Secretary General

Seychelles reaffirms support for UN Secretary General

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
UN agencies commit to make tourism work for development

UN agencies commit to make tourism work for development

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
Seychelles defends human rights reporting record

Seychelles defends human rights reporting record

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
UN comes together to promote tourism for development

UN comes together to promote tourism for development

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
UN Food and Agriculture Organization extends fight hunger message from Seychelles

UN Food and Agriculture Organization extends fight hunger message from Seychelles

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
Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – debating future paths for sustained tourism growth

Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – debating future paths for sustained tourism growth

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
UN Positive Peace Award recipient set to ride through central Turkey in June

UN Positive Peace Award recipient set to ride through central Turkey in June

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 2010: multi-speed recovery

International tourism 2010: multi-speed recovery

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
UNWTO sets recommendations on tourism and biodiversity ahead of World Tourism Day

UNWTO sets recommendations on tourism and biodiversity ahead of World Tourism Day

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
Seychelles VP Faure calls for new approaches for sustainable development

Seychelles VP Faure calls for new approaches for sustainable development

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
2010 UN NGO Peace Award finalist offers a life changing experience for the holiday season

2010 UN NGO Peace Award finalist offers a life changing experience for the holiday season

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
UN Security Council praises Seychelles lead against piracy

UN Security Council praises Seychelles lead against piracy

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
Tourism contributes to the Millennium Development Goals

Tourism contributes to the Millennium Development Goals

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 in South Africa

UNWTO welcomes the outcome of the first T.20 Ministers' Meeting in South Africa

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
UN World Tourism Organization statement on Haiti

UN World Tourism Organization statement on Haiti

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
Gearing up for UNWTO General Assembly

Gearing up for UNWTO General Assembly

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
Travel and tourism’s support for UN’s climate change thrust

Travel and tourism’s support for UN’s climate change thrust

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
Inquiry on the Iraq War: who is accountable?

Inquiry on the Iraq War: who is accountable?

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
UN speaking as one ­- supporting the transformation to a green economy

UN speaking as one ­- supporting the transformation to a green economy

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
International Hotels and Restaurants Association will test UN energy program

International Hotels and Restaurants Association will test UN energy program

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
ATA's Third Annual Africa Presidential Forum on Tourism to be held on Friday, September 26, 2008

ATA's Third Annual Africa Presidential Forum on Tourism to be held on Friday, September 26, 2008

WHO: Heads of State from across Africa WHEN: 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. WHERE: New York University Eisner and Lubin Auditorium Kimmel … September 22, 2008



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