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12 April 2018 African tourism administrations undersign the Declaration of Kinshasa
Madrid, Spain 11 April 2018 - An intense week of exchange of experiences and capacity building linked to wildlife and biodiversity protection has taken place in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A major result of the regional initiative that lies under the framework of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme on Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism has been the Declaration of Kinshasa that addresses poaching and carbon footprint as major concerns of the sector.
9 April 2018 Messi appointed Ambassador for Responsible Tourism by the World Tourism Organization
Madrid, Spain, 9 April 2018 - Considered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism. The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism this Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona, after the match F.C. Barcelona – Leganés.   
9 March 2018 New UNWTO Agenda for Africa moves ahead in Berlin
Berlin, Germany, 9 March 2018 – An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a new ten-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa. The final document will be adopted at the UNWTO Commission meeting for Africa, taking place in Nigeria in June this year.
27 February 2018 UNWTO delivers training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa
27 February 2018 Empowering tourism destinations’ sustainability through innovation
27 February 2018 UNWTO/Chimelong programme trains journalists in Botswana on sustainable tourism and wildlife
27 February 2018 Official visits of African Tourism Ministers to UNWTO headquarters
27 February 2018 9th edition of Investour 2018
27 February 2018 8th edition of the International tourism exhibition of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
27 February 2018 Inauguration of the training center in the hospitality and tourism industry in Arta, Djibouti