About the IRP Department

The Institutional Relations and Partnerships Department (IRPD) 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.


  • Strengthening UNWTO’s capacity to position tourism in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Identifying opportunities for engagement, collaboration and mutually beneficial partnerships, as well as maintaining strong and durable relationships with international and regional organizations, development finance institutions, the private sector, academia and civil society
  • Devising and implementing a Resource Mobilization Strategy to support UNWTO's international services and activities


Our latest publications:




   Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals 








   Tourism: Driving Trade, Fostering Development and Connecting People







   Tourism in the Aid for Trade (AfT) Agenda