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Tourism and Handicrafts: A Report on the International Conference on Tourism and HandicraftsTehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Date : 2011-05-02 09:48:36

DescriptionThe subject of the conference was thus related very directly to the major pillar of the UNWTO general programme of work, in that it is aimed at the ultimate goal of poverty alleviation. Poverty alleviation in the developing world is one of the foremost issues of our time, an issue which has commanded the full focus not only of world leaders and their governments, but also of civil society. As a specialized agency of the United Nations, the UNWTO is committed to assisting the international community towards the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals, in particular the reduction of extreme poverty. In 2004, UNWTO held a Ministerial Meeting on Cultural Tourism and Poverty Alleviation which highlighted the challenges and opportunities presented by cultural tourism, culminating in the historic Hue declaration. Moreover, it has established its own UNWTO ST-EP Foundation, using sustainable tourism to eliminate poverty in developing countries.

http://www.sete.gr/files/Media/Ebook/2008/110314_Tourism%20and%20Handicrafts.pdf

Name of InstitutionTourism and Handicrafts: A Report on the International Conference on Tourism and HandicraftsTehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Author(s) NameGiulia Macola

Added/Updated byGiulia Macola



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