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Pakistan school girl shot by Taliban deserves Nobel Peace Prize

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Malala Yousufzai is a symbol of undeterred courage to confront forces of oppression and bigotry, and she has become a global symbol for peace.

Sudan and South Sudan on the road of cooperation and peace

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is being released by the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan:

Peaceful Seychelles influences Malagasy Leadership talks

The Seychelles government has been praised as the hosts of the recently-concluded Malagasy Leadership talks by South African Special Envoy to Madagascar, Deputy Minister for International Relations an

IIPT and UNWTO to partner in peace through tourism

STOWE, Vermont, USA –The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is proud to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the World Tourism Organization (UNW

New board of The Region Initiative begins work at start of...

The restructuring of The Region Initiative (TRI) was approved during the TRI Tashkent at the November 23, 2011 meeting by its country representatives of South Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

Maldivian VP to UN: Arab Spring is proof that Islam...

The political transitions in various Arab countries this year demonstrate that Islam is compatible with human rights and democracy, the vice-president of the Maldives, Mohamed Waheed, recently told th

World Tourism Day celebrations in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - World Tourism Day celebrations are in high gear in Pakistan and tourism-related organizations are holding events around the country while mega events are being held at 105-

Seychelles commends commitment of East Africa on peace work

The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs has today commended the commitment of the Eastern Africa Standby Force Coordination Mechanism (EASFCOM) countries for working towards peace and stability in

Zanzibar to launch second major cultural festival

(eTN) - September 2 through 4 will see the inaugural edition of the "Jahazi Literary and Jazz Festival," to be officially launched by Zanzibar’s President Ali Mohamed Sein.

2011 Global Peace Index: World less peaceful

WASHINGTON - Levels of world peace dropped for the third consecutive year according to the 2011 Global Peace Index (GPI), released today.

As tourism season nears, Kashmir prays for peace

Srinagar - The shadows of violence still linger but the hills and meadows, lakes and valleys beckon, and tourists are once again flocking to Kashmir.

Does tourism promote peaceful coexistence?

Tourism professionals and tourism scholars have long grabbled with the question if tourism promotes peace. Certainly this is a concept that tourism industry professionals want to believe.

Jordan offers a daring discovery: It is safe

Jordan’s travel and tourism industry is to be commended for doing what destinations normally shy away from in times of crisis — confronting the problem head-on.

Kenya’s tourism stakeholders demand peace from government

(eTN) - The current series of wrangles, spits, and spats in the Kenyan government over new appointments and a range of other issues, following the introduction of a new constitution last year, has not

Minister: Be hospitable to tourists and respect them

ITANAGAR, India - Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu on Wednesday made one more appeal to people to help in transforming the state into a favourite tourist destination.

Ban and Chinese Foreign Minister stress need for peace on Korean...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, with both men stressing the need for peace and stability in the region

Highland Games – Kenya style

The grounds were prepared, the grass cut and cut again, hundreds of flags - and new trousers - were churned out in the pedal machine by taylor Kariuki Gitau, many tents were erected in case of rain, w

2010 UN NGO Peace Award finalist offers a life changing experience...

Relief Riders International (RRI), an adventure travel company that leads relief missions on horseback through the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India, has made the top 10 list of finalists for the 2010 U

At the heart of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern...

The fight against piracy and the stabilization of Somalia was at the heart of the discussions at the 10th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Afri

Peace prevails in Rwanda presidential election

(eTN) - As suggested by this correspondent in several articles leading up to the presidential elections in Rwanda, it was indeed the case as the "land of a thousand hills," Rwanda, went to the polls o

9th annual September concert expands to 3-day celebration of peace through...

NEW YORK, NY - On the weekend of September 10-12, across America and around the world, the skies will come alive with music as The September Concert Foundation presents its 9th annual celebration of p

International Institute for Peace Through Tourism bids farewell to Mira Berman

It is with profound sadness that the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) learned of the passing of Mira Berman on June 29, 2010.

Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservancy Area takes another step

Official ceremonies, by their very nature tend to be dull. The KAZA signing ceremony in Victoria Falls fitted the bill perfectly.

IIPT and eTurboNews call for world travel and tourism industry support...

The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT), together with eTurboNews, is calling for all sectors of the world travel and tourism industry to join with both the International Olympic

UN envoy to Nepal: resolve outstanding issues to advance peace

Nepal has such potential as a destination that it is pity that the country’s instability has gotten in the way of its travel and tourism industry from succeeding.

Fighting terrorism with tourism

Being one of the leading voices of Iraqi tourism and a crusader of the return that country's pillaged and looted antiquities might sound like a thankless task. But to Bahaa Mayah, its a mission.

No hope in Bethlehem

A group of Palestinian Christians representing a variety of churches and church-related organizations have issued an animated and prayerful call for an end to occupation of Palestine by Israel.

Holy Land tourism promoted as bridge to peace in Middle East

JERUSALEM – Pilgrimage to the Holy Land can become a bridge to peace, said an Israeli tourism official, noting the positive effect the spring pilgrimage of Pope Benedict XVI had on creating cooperat

Southern Sudan may declare unilateral independence

Sources from within the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM) have given indication that should the regime in Khartoum continue to obstruct the referendum law, under which the independence decisio