The Institutional Relations and Resource Mobilization Programme (IRRM) develops partnerships and cooperates with UN institutions as well as other international and regional organizations. It mobilizes financial and non-financial resources that help UNWTO respond to the diverse needs of its Member States.


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05 Dec 16
Press Release
International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 garners support from the sector
The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...
01 Mar 16
Press Release
UNWTO and China organize First World Conference on Tourism for Development
The high level segment of the Conference on ‘Sustainable Development through Tourism’ will analyze how to advance the contribution of tourism to the 17 SDGs, including the sector’s ability to...
22 Jan 16
Press Release
UNWTO and neZEH partners present e-toolkit prototype to help hotels become Nearly Zero Energy
The neZEH toolkit is a practical instrument for hotel owners to assess their energy consumption levels and identify appropriate measures for energy efficiency improvement and reaching nearly-zero...
18 Jan 16
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
07 Jan 16
Press Release
INVESTOUR 2016 brings new opportunities to do business in Africa to FITUR
The event is structured around two sessions: a morning session dedicated to debating the challenges of investing in Africa and the trends shaping tourism in the region and an afternoon business-to-...
11 Dec 15
Press Release
UNWTO and Mountain Tourism Cluster to partner on addressing seasonality
The agreement comes at a particularly relevant moment, as the international community celebrates International Mountain Day on 11 December. This year’s celebrations focus on the promotion of mountain...
07 Dec 15
Press Release
UNWTO Secretary-General addresses the Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament
During his visit to the European Parliament, Mr. Rifai emphasized that the European Union (EU) has an opportunity to capitalize on the potential that tourism has to promote socio-economic growth,...