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Landmark resolution recognizes ecotourism

fight against poverty Landmark resolution recognizes ecotourism

In a significant acknowledgment of tourism as a tool for promoting sustainable development, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution stressing ecotourism’s role in the fight ...

25 Percent of Children Under Age 6 Now Live in Poverty Rapid rise in child poverty leads to later increase in crime

WASHINGTON - Rising child poverty rates could mean higher crime rates in the future, a national law enforcement group warned today.

The Adventures Of X: Nicaraguan Style

Responsible Tourism The Adventures Of X: Nicaraguan Style

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

A recent trip to Nicaragua has me mulling over one simple question: Can you really put a value to an experience?

Ghana will use tourism to ease poverty

Ghana Tourism To Fight Poverty Ghana will use tourism to ease poverty

Government will collaborate with stakeholders to use the tourism sector as a poverty alleviation strategy, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism said.

ECOSOC forum calls for implementation of decisions

United Nations Economic and Social Council Forum ECOSOC forum calls for implementation of decisions

The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today urged the implementation of decisions made at the body’s substantive session this year, which focused on the ...

Mozambique President joins leaders of global tourism effort

UNWTO and WTTC Mozambique President joins leaders of global tourism effort

MADRID, Spain & LONDON, UK - “We support tourism as an area of major importance in our agenda to fight poverty,” said Mozambique’s President, Armando Guebuza.

UN: Investing in fight against poverty brings results

United Nations UN: Investing in fight against poverty brings results

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed the need to protect development gains achieved so far despite the fiscal austerity measures undertaken in the wake of the global financial ...

UN: Transition to "green economy" must aim at poverty eradication

Tackling Global Poverty UN: Transition to "green economy" must aim at poverty eradication

A senior United Nations official today cautioned that the failure to tackle poverty can only lead to rising social tensions, ecological pressures and economic crisis, stressing the importance of a ...

Asian Cup matches to highlight fight of  world's hungry – UN

Asian Football against Hunger campaign Asian Cup matches to highlight fight of world's hungry – UN

Several matches during the upcoming Asian Cup football tournament, which opens in Doha, Qatar, on Friday, will be dedicated to the fight against hunger and poverty, the United Nations Food and ...

UN and others use World Cup to help raise poverty awareness among African youth

World Cup and Poverty UN and others use World Cup to help raise poverty awareness among African youth

Nelson Alcantara

(eTN) - While many African nations were counting on luring FIFA World Cup soccer fans to their respective countries, the United Nations had a different goal in mind—it wanted to give 20 young ...

Eradicating poverty in Rwanda through rural tourism

New Tourist Trail Opens Along Laku Kivu Eradicating poverty in Rwanda through rural tourism

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

The Rwanda Development Board–Tourism & Conservation recently released news about yet another tourism attraction, this latest one being a 200 KM trail along the shores of Lake Kivu and named ...

Global recession forcing Pacific people into poverty

Pacific Islands Forum Global recession forcing Pacific people into poverty

In a report to the 16-member Pacific Islands Forum from the regional powers of Australia and New Zealand, it states that the global recession has cut economic growth and government revenues in ...

Tourism acting on climate and poverty imperatives

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) UNWTO At The UN General Assembly Tourism acting on climate and poverty imperatives

The tourism sector has the potential to act effectively on the evolving common agenda of climate change response and the fight against poverty. UNWTO put forward this message during the thematic ...

Badly Needed Dose Of Reality Or Just A Human Zoo? Poverty tourism

While the critics of so-called "poverty tourism" say that it exploits people, turning neighborhoods into zoos, the tours' organizers argue that it can raise awareness about poverty, fight ...

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