Tourism in the Global Agenda


Rio+20 Conference

Outcome Document: The Future We Want

Sustainable tourism is highlighted in the final outcome document of Rio+20 as a thematic area and a cross-sectorial issue within the framework for action and follow-up. The Rio+20 Outcome Document recognizes that well-designed and managed tourism can make a significant contribution to the three dimensions of sustainable development, has close linkages to other sectors, and can create decent jobs and generate trade opportunities.

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Round tables at Rio+20

Round Table 1: "Looking at the way forward in implementing the expected outcomes of the Conference"

UNWTO's participation in the Round Table 1.

List of participants


Chief Executive Board (CEB)

CEB Joint Statement to Rio +20

The Chief Executive Board (CEB), during its Regular Session in Spring 2012, mentions tourism among a number of priority issues which have emerged and might serve as the basis for identifying sustainable development goals at Rio+20.

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Rio+20 Issues Briefs

Issue Brief 1: Trade and Green Economy

Tourism as trade in services and a selected green sector with trade potentials in transition to the green economy.

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