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UN tourism and crime bodies to call on tourists to play a role in reducing illicit trafficking

UN tourism and crime bodies to call on tourists to play a role in reducing illicit trafficking

In the presence of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today agreed to launch a new public awareness campaign, calling on tourists to help reduce demand … April 5, 2013
Seychelles hails inclusion of Small Island Developing States in Commonwealth Charter

Seychelles hails inclusion of Small Island Developing States in Commonwealth Charter

The Commonwealth Ministerial Meeting met in New York last week in the margins of the United Nations and endorsed the draft Commonwealth Charter proposed by the Commonwealth Ministerial Task Force. The Charter will now be submitted to the Heads of State … January 6, 2013
UN General Assembly: ecotourism key to eradicating poverty and protecting environment

UN General Assembly: ecotourism key to eradicating poverty and protecting environment

In a significant acknowledgment of tourism as a tool for promoting sustainable development, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution stressing ecotourism’s role in the fight against poverty and the protection of the environment. The … January 3, 2013
Seychelles and Cuba strengthen longstanding friendships

Seychelles and Cuba strengthen longstanding friendships

The Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has met with the Cuban Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly last week to reaffirm longstanding ties of friendship and cooperation … October 3, 2012
Seychelles UNGA delegation advancing opportunities for Seychellois with new agreements

Seychelles UNGA delegation advancing opportunities for Seychellois with new agreements

The Seychelles government has signed two new visa exemption agreements with both the Sri Lankan government and that of Mozambique during ceremonies held in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week. The agreements were … October 3, 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
Seychelles to bid for UN Security Council seat

Seychelles to bid for UN Security Council seat

Seychelles President James Michel has announced that the Republic of Seychelles will seek to present its candidature for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the 2017-2018 term, following approval from the African Union. Out … August 3, 2012
Seychelles President congratulates Seychellois Director to IFAD appointment

Seychelles President congratulates Seychellois Director to IFAD appointment

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has sent a letter of congratulations to Périn St.Ange upon his appointment as the Director of the Division for East and Southern Africa of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “The … March 2, 2012
UN Human Development Report: a better future for Seychelles

UN Human Development Report: a better future for Seychelles

Seychelles has moved up 5 rankings to place at number 52 in the United Nations Human Development Report (HDR) 2011 which was published on November 2 last week. The report, which this year is focused on the challenges of sustainable and equitable progress … November 11, 2011
Message from Seychelles President for World Habitat Day

Message from Seychelles President for World Habitat Day

"Cities and Climate" is the theme chosen by the United Nations to designate this year's Habitat Day [October 3]. In the Seychelles context, we have adopted "Nou Kominote an fas sanzman klima" as our theme. Seychelles has been a pioneer in pushing … October 5, 2011
The Mother City celebrates World Tourism Day with My Cape Town

The Mother City celebrates World Tourism Day with My Cape Town

World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 each year as a day earmarked by the United Nations to celebrate tourism and its social, economic, and environmental benefits. This year’s theme is "linking cultures" – a theme which truly reflects Cape … August 16, 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
Seychelles is proud of newly-appointed Seychellois Director in the United Nations

Seychelles is proud of newly-appointed Seychellois Director in the United Nations

The Secretary General of the United Nations earlier this week appointed Seychellois Mr. Jonathan Lucas as Director of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in Turin, Italy. Following the appointment, President … May 15, 2011
Seychelles presents comprehensive human rights report for review

Seychelles presents comprehensive human rights report for review

A Seychelles delegation has presented a comprehensive human rights report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process by which the UN reviews every State's record, and the challenges faced by … May 15, 2011
New comprehensive agricultural survey to be launched in Seychelles

New comprehensive agricultural survey to be launched in Seychelles

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has today signed a project document at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to launch a National Agricultural Survey Program (NASP) in the Seychelles aimed at providing support to a major national effort towards … April 3, 2011
UNWTO activities at FITUR 2011

UNWTO activities at FITUR 2011

Intelligent investment in emerging markets and renewable energies; the development of new, innovative technologies and access to knowledge are all decisive in enhancing tourism’s competitiveness and its contribution to global growth, development, and … December 13, 2010
UNWTO's appeal is welcomed by Seychelles

UNWTO's appeal is welcomed by Seychelles

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, Mr. Taleb Rifai, used the 2010 World Travel Market (WTM) forum in London to appeal to governments worldwide and to multilateral forums such as the G-20 to place tourism higher on … November 11, 2010
Tourism can help meet biodiversity targets, UNWTO tells UN Biodiversity Summit

Tourism can help meet biodiversity targets, UNWTO tells UN Biodiversity Summit

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has called on delegates attending the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) in Nagoya, Japan, to recognize tourism’s role in safeguarding … November 3, 2010
UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2010

UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2010

As tourism regains momentum following the worst economic downturn in its recent history, the sector is well aware of the importance of working together towards common objectives and staying abreast of the latest tourism trends and developments. World … October 25, 2010
7th international tourism forum to debate role of public sector in tourism policy

7th international tourism forum to debate role of public sector in tourism policy

7TH FORUM FOR PARLIAMENTARIANS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES The global economic crisis has opened up important opportunities for the tourism sector, but capitalizing on these requires a better understanding of the various governance roles within national … October 21, 2010

UNWTO supports advances of T.20 in positioning tourism in the global agenda

UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) welcomed the decision of the Second T.20 Ministers’ Meeting, held in Bueyo, Republic of Korea, (October 11-13), to convey to the President of the Republic of Korea in his capacity as Chair of the forthcoming … October 14, 2010
Seychelles applauded for conservation leadership

Seychelles applauded for conservation leadership

NEW YORK, NY - Seychelles’ leadership on preservation of island biodiversity was hailed yesterday at a special small island states event. Seychelles drew a special round of applause when Vice President Danny Faure announced the country had the highest … September 26, 2010
Germany pledges support to Seychelles as regional center for the prosecution of piracy

Germany pledges support to Seychelles as regional center for the prosecution of piracy

NEW YORK, NY - In the presence of Seychelles Ambassador Ronald Jean Jumeau, Ambassador Peter Wittig, the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations, and Ms. Erenina Monasebian, Representative of the United Nations … July 27, 2010
Seychelles commends United Nations commitment to Indian Ocean region

Seychelles commends United Nations commitment to Indian Ocean region

President James Michel has met with Margaret Vogt, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to the Symposium on Piracy, who is also the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Political Office for Somalia. President Michel … July 14, 2010
The United Nations system is committed to delivering as one on climate change

The United Nations system is committed to delivering as one on climate change

UNWTO (United Nations World Travel Organization) has joined all the other United Nations agencies assembled in Copenhagen to send a clear message that the UN is both “working and delivering as one” on climate change. The commitment, which is being … December 17, 2009
World Tourism Day 2009:

World Tourism Day 2009: "Tourism – Celebrating Diversity"

World Tourism Day, celebrated annually on September 27, will be taking place this year in Accra, Ghana. As part of the official celebrations, UNWTO will collaborate with the host country to organize a Think Tank around the 2009 theme "Tourism: Celebrating … September 24, 2009



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