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14 October 2011 19th General Assembly closes with pledge to strengthen UNWTO
  The over 600 representatives from UNWTO’s Members States and Affiliate Members attending the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly have unanimously adopted proposed reforms in the Organization, allowing it to become more responsive, efficient and relevant in the face of current and future challenges (Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, 10-13 October 2011).
11 October 2011 Tourism vital for achieving global development objectives - tourism ministers and UN
Tourism ministers and top United Nations officials have stressed the importance of tourism in reaching the social and economic development targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and contributing to a more sustainable future (10 October, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea).
10 October 2011 Green Economy Report - Tourism Chapter
10 October 2011 World Wetlands Day 2012
27 September 2011 UNWTO - RAMSAR Secretariat cooperation on tourism, wetlands and culture
27 September 2011 Workshop "Towards a low carbon tourism in Quintana Roo", Mexico
19 September 2011 Leading businesses commit to Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
Fourteen of Spain’s most prominent tourism businesses have signed their commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at the first International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, which was officially closed by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias (Madrid, Spain, 15-16, September).
5 September 2011 UNWTO calls for contributions for a study on Climate Change Initiatives in tourism across Asia and the Pacific.
30 August 2011 Online toolkit set to help hotels reduce energy footprint and costs
Following three years of testing and extensive research, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and its partners have launched an online tool to help hotels evaluate their energy consumption and assist in improving their energy management and cutting costs. 
19 July 2011 UNWTO and China open third observatory for sustainable tourism development
UNWTO and China have opened a third Sustainable Tourism Observatory to monitor the environmental and socio-economic impacts of tourism.