Ethics & Social Responsibility Programme

European Union Funded Projects (2001 - 2006)

At the end of 2000, the World Tourism Organization began to pool resources with the European Union (EU) to develop a series of interactive projects to counter "child sex tourism".

Past Campaign

International Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism

The sexual exploitation of children in tourism (SECT) often referred to as "child sex tourism", is a global phenomenon that affects both tourism sending and destination countries. It has impact on millions of children each year and constitutes a violation of the human rights of the child.

International Conference on Tourism, Religions and Dialogue of Cultures

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Cordoba
España
37° 53' 5.0172" N, 4° 46' 44.9472" W
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29 Octubre 2007 - 31 Octubre 2007
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37° 53' 5.0172" N, 4° 46' 44.9472" W

The International Conference on Tourism, Religions and Dialogue of Cultures (29-31 October 2007, Cordoba, Spain) was organized by the World Tourism Organization, at he invitation of the Government of Spain, and in ooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, the Junta of Andalusia and the Municipality of Cordoba.

The speeches and presentations delivered at the Conference, alongside those initiatives and case studies featured during the event's three panel sessions, are contained in the Report of the International Conference on Tourism, Religions and Dialogue of Cultures.

The principle themes of the conference were:

  • (a) Tourism, Religions and the Dialogue of Civilizations;
  • (b) Religious Tourism; and
  • (c) Sustainability of Religious Tourism Destinations.

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Reports of Meetings on Child Protection

Reports of the Meetings of World Tourism Network on Child Protection (formerly the Task Force for the Protection of Children in Tourism):

UNWTO Forum on Women in Tourism

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Berlin
Alemania
52° 31' 24.258" N, 13° 24' 41.04" E
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7 Marzo 2008
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52° 31' 24.258" N, 13° 24' 41.04" E

The UNWTO Forum on Women in Tourism, held on March 7th 2008 in conjunction with the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin, Germany, saw the unveiling of an Action Plan to Empower Women through Tourism. Discussions at the event stressed that the positive contribution of tourism to women empowerment can only be determined if poverty reduction and the enhancement of women’s dignity and role in the work place are addressed.

Under the guidance of H.E. Ms. Nilofar Bakhtiar of Pakistan, appointed UNWTO Special Advisor on Women and Tourism, more than 70 tourism representatives, including the first female Minister of Tourism from Palestine, H.E. Ms. Khouloud Daibes, as well as H.E. Ms. Maha Kathib, Minister of Tourism of Jordan, participated in a discussion following UNWTO’s presentation of its Action Plan on gender and tourism.

The Action Plan was designed to be regarded as part of UNWTO’s “triple commitment” objectives, in the framework of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and in support of the UN Millennium Development Goals:

  • tourism should benefit the poor;
  • protection of our environment and
  • empowerment of women.

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World Tourism Day 2007 Think Tank: "Tourism opens Doors for Women"

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Bentota
Sri Lanka
6° 25' 12" N, 80° 0' 0" E
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27 Septiembre 2007
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6° 25' 12" N, 80° 0' 0" E

On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2007, hosted by Sri Lanka in Bentota, a Think Tank was held on the year's theme "Tourism Opening Doors For Women” and its inter-relationship with the UN Millennium Development Goals. Under the Chairpersonship of H.E. Mrs Nilofar Bakhatiar, a group of prominent tourism actors, predominantly women, discussed the importance of women in tourism and of improving the roles they occupy, particularly in developing states.

Among the myriad issues examined included the need for awareness raising of women's issues, especially among policy makers, for creating appropriate policy frameworks for women's economic empowerment, for capacity building and training, for increasing access to credit, and for showcasing women succeeding in jobs at all levels, among others.

The think tank made clear that it is not only necessary to open doors for women, but to make it possible for women to go through them.


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Taller sobre el Empoderamiento de las Mujeres en el Sector Turístico como motor de desarrollo (Evento solo en español)

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FITUR, IFEMA Centro de Convenciones Norte, Sala N 101 Madrid
España
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
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19 Enero 2012
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40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W

En línea con el Informe Mundial sobre las mujeres en el turismo 2010, realizado conjuntamente entre la OMT y ONU Mujeres, el evento contó con la participación de representantes del sector público, del sector privado y de la sociedad civil quienes compartian sus puntos de vista y experiencias sobre la capacidad del turismo para fomentar la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres. Asimismo, se examinó los retos y las oportunidades que se encuentran hoy en el sector turístico en concordancia con los cinco ámbitos del informe: empleo, emprendimiento, liderazgo, educación y comunidad

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Panel Discussion on Women’s Empowerment in the Tourism sector – an engine for development (event only in Spanish)

In line with the Global Report on Women in Tourism 2010, a joint study by UNWTO and UN Women, this event drew together representatives from the public and private sectors, as well as from civil society, to share their insight and experiences regarding the  capacity of tourism to foster gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. The debate simultaneously examined current challenges and opportunities in the sector in light of the five main themes of the report: employment, entrepreneurship, leadership, education and community.

The working language of the event was Spanish.

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