The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. Zambia and Zimbabwe proposed to jointly host the 20th Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in their two border towns, namely, Livingstone, and Victoria Falls, respectively from 24th to 29th August, 2013 - The two host towns are located around one of the seven natural wonders of the world – The mighty Victoria Falls.
By the Zambian and for the Zambia
Zambia, my country is one of the most beautiful, exotic, diverse and unique destinations in the world. Zambia with its varied tapestry of landscapes, has something for every traveler, be it business, Conferences, adventure, wildlife, culture, accommodation, entertainment, cuisine etc; one can most definately encounter the warmth and spirit of the African people..and the warmth of our mother land (sunny days).
UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, to maximize tourism’s socio-economic contribution while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development. UNWTO generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through technical assistance projects in over 100 countries around the world.
UNWTO’s membership includes 155 countries, 6 Associate Members and over 400 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.It is the most important meeting of senior tourism officials and high-level representatives of the private sector from all over the world. Am I attending it? Unfortunately..not but of course will definately stay abreast of whats happening in Livingstone town.