The view from the UN: Tourism

  • 2008-02-13
  • By Ann Charles
NEW YORK - "Tourism may be the peoples' building block for global peace and cultural understanding," according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, but he also sees tourism as a highly effective way of promoting economic growth and alleviating poverty. So whether you live in Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, New York or Nairobi, the growth of tourism can impact your life in a very real way, and the United Nations is ready to meet the challenge.From a UN perspective, the World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations headquartered in Madrid, is a key player in the d...
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