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UNWTO Summit: Responding to the Economic Downturn and Staying on Course with the Climate and Poverty Reduction Agenda

UNWTO Ministers' Summit October 2008: The UN World Trade Organization (UNWTO), in

partnership with the World Travel Market, will hold a Ministers' Summit at the

World Travel Market in London, UK, on 11 November 2008, under the theme

“Responding to the Economic Downturn and Staying on Course with the Climate and

Poverty Reduction Agenda.”

During the meeting, tourism ministers will consider

climate and poverty goals in the context of the economic downturn. Items on the

Summit's agenda include: tourism as a driver of socio-economic progress and poverty

alleviation; the UNWTO's Davos Declaration Process on Climate Change; and

TOURpact, the first UN Global Compact Industry Sector Network, which calls on

the tourism sector to actively support UN objectives. [UNWTO

Ministers' Summit website]