Affiliate Members Department



“It is absolutely crucial to work towards the enhancement of a new generation of partnerships, partnerships not only with governments, not only with civil society and academia but equally partnerships with the business community in the context of the perspective of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, creating the conditions for an inclusive and sustainable development – the best way to prevent crises and conflicts in today’s world”.
António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the specialized United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of tourism, has long considered the private sector to be an integral partner in fulfilling its general mandate of promoting sustainable development in tourism. In addition, UNWTO is the only agency of the United Nations that has private sector members that participate in the governance structure. We believe that the public and private sectors share many common objectives which, in today´s globalized world, can be more effectively tackled through joint collaboration and the establishment of partnerships.

Bringing together over 500 companies, educational and research institutions, destinations and NGOs, the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department provides a space for members to engage in dialogue, share information and take further action. Its principal mission is to foster synergies among Affiliate Members and Member States and to promote the exchange of knowledge among key stakeholders with the objective of contributing to the promotion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

In short, the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department is:

1.       An international platform to interact with Affiliate Members and Members States globally

2.       A framework to connect with groups and networks with common goals

3.       A space to create innovative products


For more information on the Affiliate Members Department, please refer to the following brochure:

Affiliate Members Brochure 
















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