Theme: Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Posted Date : 8th October, 2020
Tourism is a socio-economic pillar of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the COVID-19 crisis risks devastating their economies. Tourism accounts for over 30% of total exports in the majority of SIDS, reaching as much as 80% in some. COVID-19 has hardly hit many SIDS, international tourists arrivals almost halved with during January–April 2020, and […]
Posted Date : 8th October, 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted countries at different times, in different ways, and in varying degrees. Yet, around the world, response to curb the pandemic has translated into national lockdowns and wide implementation of travel restrictions and shutdown of borders making tourism one of the hardest-hit sectors. The extensive and deep impact of COVID-19 […]
Posted Date : 8th October, 2020
As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism. This represents the latest concrete action undertaken by the United Nations specialized agency as it leads the response of global tourism and guides recovery. The most comprehensive […]
Posted Date : 5th October, 2020
Cities are on the front lines of addressing humanity’s most pressing challenges, including pandemics, climate change and natural hazards. As our world is growing increasingly urban – with some 75% of the population already living in cities in the UNECE region – these challenges cannot be solved by national governments alone. Cities have become key […]
Posted Date : 25th August, 2020
The COVID-19 and Transforming Tourism Policy Brief  released on 25th August 2020 is part of the wider UN response and outreach to and around the pandemic. UNWTO has been the lead author of the brief, and 11 other UN agencies contributed to the policy document, highlighting the unique importance and scope of the sector. The Policy […]
Posted Date : 4th August, 2020
This guide is intended to help empower museums (small, large and of any kind, anywhere), museum workers, museum networks and their partners to contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs for short).
Posted Date : 8th June, 2020
EIF Trade for Development News, UNWTO and the Commonwealth presents Tourism and COVID-19 webinar on 11 June 2020, 10am CET  Tourism is the backbone of many developing world economies, and the sector is being drastically affected by COVID-19. How can countries weather and recover from this crisis? What lessons can we take from the past? SPEAKERS […]
Posted Date : 8th June, 2020
EIF Trade for Development News, UNWTO and the Commonwealth presents Tourism and COVID-19 webinar on 11 June 2020, 10am CET  Tourism is the backbone of many developing world economies, and the sector is being drastically affected by COVID-19. How can countries weather and recover from this crisis? What lessons can we take from the past? Explore […]
Posted Date : 3rd June, 2020
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with Google, to embrace innovation and the digital transformation of global tourism. The guidelines were produced […]
Posted Date : 20th May, 2020
Based on inputs from Members States, as well as from international organizations and online official public sources, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a monitoring system available in the UNWTO Global Tourism Dashboard with country and international policy responses aimed at sharing and monitoring worldwide measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 crisis in […]