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Tourism needs support of energy sector and governments to move sustainable...

Tourism businesses and destinations are committed to the sustainable energy agenda but need the support of the energy sector and governments to move forward, said leading experts from the aviation, ac

Seychelles provides leading voice in defense of island issues

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has addressed the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York where he has laid out Seychelles' intention to bid for a non-permanent seat in 2

Pakistan perturbed with UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The government of Pakistan appears to be perturbed with the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances that has completed its preliminary findings o

Roadmap for green growth can be a lasting legacy, says ICTP...

BRUSSELS/HAWAII – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) joined the global movement to make happiness and wellbeing a critical part of the Rio+20 green growth agenda during the “high

UN: 2012 – the year of one billionth tourist

The United Nations, which commemorated the birth of the world's seven billionth baby last October, is predicting the arrival of the one billionth tourist later this year - perhaps in Europe, the Unite

Maximizing the development potential of tourism

Eight of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have begun to assess their tourism development needs and pinpoint relevant funding sources at a workshop held by the United Nations Steering Com

Seychelles tourism promotes UN Global Code of Ethics

The Board of Directors of the Seychelles Tourism Board, acting on Seychelles President James Michel’s message for World Tourism Day 2011, has adopted and pledged its commitment to the Global Code of

Disaster management experts say UN contribution to Pakistan is peanuts

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - The United Nations has launched its Rapid Response Plan in Pakistan on the appeal made by the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, but disaster management circles and e

Pakistan Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority announces red alert...

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan Dr.

Chumbe Island Coral Park receives UN recognition

(eTN) - Sibylle Riedmiller of Chumbe Island Coral Park Limited, yesterday passed information that their work towards the maintenance and protection of the Chumbe coral reefs have now been recognized b

Seychelles pledges support to UN to combat global terrorism

Following the terrorist attack on the United Nations headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, last Friday, President Michel has sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, Mr.

UN meeting in Rome discusses ways to tackle Horn of Africa...

A United Nations-convened meeting to discuss ways to boost food security in the drought-prone Horn of Africa got under way in Rome today, as humanitarian agencies step up their response to cholera and

UN condemns terrorist bomb attacks in India

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council condemned the terrorist attacks that struck various parts of the Indian city of Mumbai, stressing that such violence is unjustifia

UN: World cereal prices still steeply higher than last year

Cereal prices dropped slightly in the world markets in June, but were still 71 per cent higher than a year ago, with the fall attributable to improved weather conditions in Europe and the lifting of R

UN: US execution of Mexican national violates international law

The United Nations human rights chief said today she deeply regrets the execution in the United States of Mexican national Humberto Leal García, stating that it is a breach of Washington’s obligati

World Tourism Organization supports tourism to uplift poor countries

The potential of tourism in contributing to lift people out of poverty is increasingly acknowledged and is supported by the growing relevance of the sector for poor countries.

Kenya in final stage to freeze Gaddafi’s assets

(eTN) - The Grand Regency Hotel in Nairobi, acquired by Gaddafi’s Libya under most controversial circumstances some time ago, is bracing itself to have the "Laico" in the name taken off.

United Nations works to grow tourism in least developed countries

Tourism is increasingly a major, if not the main, source of growth, employment, income, and revenue for many of the world’s developing countries.

UN Food and Agriculture Organization extends fight hunger message from Seychelles

While the people of Seychelles, as well as tourists, cajoled in the 2011 Seychelles carnival, a message was also very clear to the crowd that they must join the world in fighting against hunger.

American Jewish Committee tries to force UN cancel “Miral” screening

NEW YORK - AJC is urging the President of the UN General Assembly to reconsider his decision to sponsor the screening of "Miral," a new film about a young Palestinian and her view of the conflict with

Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – debating future paths for sustained...

Experts from the private sector, opinion leaders, and government representatives from within and outside the tourism sector will examine the state of global tourism at the upcoming Global Tourism Foru

UN Positive Peace Award recipient set to ride through central Turkey...

Relief Riders International is pleased to announce the expansion of its award-winning humanitarian travel program to Turkey.

Spectacular Korean event to commemorate SS Lane Victory

The San Pedro-based WW2 merchant ship, the SS Lane Victory, played a significant part in a now long ago battle – the Korean War.

United Nations responding to a changing world

NEW YORK, New York - With climate change presaging natural mega-disasters, aid workers facing mounting attacks in conflict areas and the economic crisis crimping resources, the United Nations office c

UNWHO: Ample resources vital to maintain global health progress

Last year was full of “big events” for public health, including the launch of a new meningitis vaccine and an aggressive new strategy for polio eradication, the head of the United Nations health a

International tourism 2010: multi-speed recovery

International tourism recovered strongly in 2010 according to the advance release of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer.

Chinese reporter beaten to death at construction site

NEW YORK, New York - The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today urged Chinese authorities to investigate the

UN: Journalists working in conflict areas need better protection

The United Nations agency mandated to defend freedom of expression and press freedom today called for improved safety for journalists and other media professionals working in areas of conflict or soci

UN climate change chief urges nations to act on Cancun agreements

The United Nations climate change chief today on countries to follow up on the recent conference in Cancún with higher global emissions cuts and the rapid launch of new institutions and funds.

Cyprus reunification talks make progress on economic issues

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders made more progress today on economic issues and exchanged further ideas on governance and power sharing in United Nations-sponsored talks aimed at reunifying