UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Company partner to promote sustainable tourism

UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Company partner to promote sustainable tourism


UNWTO plus Japan International Cooperation Agency companion to promote sustainable tourism (Forimmediaterelease. net) The World Tourism Business (UNWTO) and the Japan International Assistance Agency (JICA) have signed the Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at offering a framework for joint action in regards to sustainable tourism.

The contract, undersigned by UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and JICA Executive Older Vice President, Kazuhiko Koshikawa, starts important opportunities of collaboration because JICA is one of the largest global contributor in terms of international cooperation for growth in tourism.

Since underlined in the document, the contract aims to contribute to the accomplishment of the 2030 Agenda for Environmentally friendly Development and the Sustainable Development Targets (SDGs) through tourism. A particular concentrate is given to assisting developing nations to reduce poverty through tourism along with improve public policies and company practices in order to ensure sustainable plus responsible production and consumption designs along the tourism supply chain.

“ To work together with the development agency that has 40 years associated with experience is a privilege and a distinctive opportunity for UNWTO, particularly now that we have been launching the International Year associated with Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, ” said UNWTO Secretary Common Taleb Rifai on the occasion from the signature of the agreement conducted in the Organizations’ Headquarters in Madrid.

Other areas of cooperation consist of research and knowledge-sharing in styles such as tourism and poverty decrease, tourism development in developing nations, tourism and climate change plus tourism and security.

In addition , both Organizations will work in technical assistance projects dealing with policy and strategy development, institutional strengthening, quality standards, human reference development as well as capacity building.

Media contact: UNWTO Mass media Officer Rut Gomez Sobrino Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 sixty rgomez@unwto. org

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