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3 June 2011 International community to back tourism development in West African Parks
International development banks, UN agencies and intergovernmental organizations have pledged to support the sustainable development of tourism in a network of parks spanning ten countries in West Africa. Commitments to the West Africa Parks Project came out of a UNWTO Donor’s Conference held in Dakar, Senegal (27-28 May 2011), chaired by the Prime Minister of Senegal,Souleymane Ndéné Ndiaye,and attended by Ministers of Tourism of West African countries.    
13 May 2011 UN agencies commit to make tourism work for development
Tourism is one of the top three sources of export earnings for nearly half of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and is a priority sector for their further integration in the global economy. The contribution  of tourism in advancing development was addressed during a Special Event on Tourism for Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction organized by the recently created UN Steering Committee on Tourism for Development (SCTD), during a major UN conference on LDCs (Istanbul, Turkey, 10 May 2011).
10 August 2010 First Meeting of the Board of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council
11 April 2010 30th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA10)
5 September 2009 UNWTO signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
10 January 2009 The UNWTO, new member of the UN-Water
6 December 2008 International Marrakech Task Force
6 October 2008 Launch of the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria
17 June 2008 Conference on Sustainable Development of Tourism in Arab world
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