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8 June 2018 Global philanthropist becomes UNWTO’s first African Ambassador for Responsible Tourism
7 June 2018 Global philanthropist becomes UNWTO’s first African Ambassador for Responsible Tourism
Madrid, Spain, 7 June 2018 –UNWTO’s Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, named Aliko Dangote an Ambassador for Responsible Tourism in the framework of the 61st Regional Commission meeting for Africa, celebrated in Abuja, Nigeria.
5 June 2018 UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili pays Courtesy Visit to President Muhammadu Buhari of NigeriC
5 June 2018 African Tourism Ministers Stress the Importance of Correct Tourism Measurement for Improved Policy
Madrid, Spain, 5 June 2018 - “Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development”, was the theme of this year’s seminar in the context of the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (Abuja, Nigeria, 4-6 June). The meeting included a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics under the topic “Better measure, better manage”.
25 May 2018 LAST DAYS TO REGISTER - Postgraduate Diploma in Mountain Destination Management
25 May 2018 UNWTO Secretary-General Message on Africa Day 2018
15 May 2018 Press release on Ebola Outbreak by Hon. Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of tourism and wildlife, Kenya, with a statement by UNWTO Secretary General Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili
PRESS RELEASE THE WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO) LAUDS KENYA FOR ITS EBOLA PREVENTION EFFORTS  
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.