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15 April 2011 UN agencies: current situation poses no risk to travel to and from Japan
Current situation for travel and transport to and from Japan The United Nations organizations (WHO, IAEA, UNWTO, WMO, IMO, ICAO, ILO) closely monitoring the effects of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant remain confident that radiation levels do not present health or transportation safety hazards to passengers and crew. 
7 April 2011 UN comes together to promote tourism for development
Tourism has been identified by more than half of the world’s poorest countries as an effective means to take part in the global economy and reduce poverty. To maximize tourism’s role in helping countries reach their development goals, UNWTO has come together with seven UN agencies and programmes to boost tourism as an instrument for development.
4 April 2011 Donors’ conference to mobilize resources for sustainable tourism development in West African parks and protected areas
A UNWTO international donors’ conference is looking to mobilize funds to support sustainable tourism development in cross-border parks and protected areas spanning ten countries in West Africa (Dakar, Senegal, 27-28 May 2011).
29 March 2011 World Tourism Organization and Banesto Foundation collaborate on sustainable tourism projects for poverty elimination in Africa
The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Taleb Rifai, and the President of the Banesto Foundation, Antonio Basagoiti, today presented the cooperation agreement signed by the two organizations, at UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid.
8 March 2011 Global Tourism Forum Andorra calls for collective action for a more competitive and responsible tourism
Tourism’s sustained growth and its capacity to tackle global challenges – from economic crises and persistent unemployment to environmental pressures and the poverty imperative – can only be achieved through collective action. This was the central message coming out of the Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 (GTF) (Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 6-7 March).
1 March 2011 President Calderón of Mexico first to join UNWTO/WTTC global campaign on the value of travel and tourism
The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, has become the first head of state to join the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) joint campaign highlighting the importance of travel and tourism to global growth and development.