Organizing Committee

 UNWTO is organizing the International Forum "The Value of Human Rights on the Camino de Santiago: harnessing the power of tourism to promote cross-cultural dialogue and achieve the SDGs" together with: 




Helsinki-España is a Spanish NGO, established in 1990 with the purpose of promoting and disseminating the values of the Helsinki Final Act of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) related to the human dimension, in particular human rights and fundamental freedoms. Since its foundation, Helsinki-España has been working for the respect and protection of human rights through education within universities. 

Helsinki-España carries out informative and formative work through the organization of international meetings and training courses on topics related to peace, conflict resolution, international terrorism, poverty, human rights education and youth employment as an instrument of peace. 

Helsinki-España has an international network of experts composed of specialists from the main international organizations, including the United Nations, OSCE and NATO, universities, as well as members of diplomatic corps, forces and security bodies. Helsinki-España also has an international network of universities composed of more than 140 universities around the wotrld.



The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) is a non-profit international association aimed at fostering cooperation and promoting dialogue in all fields related to higher education. Initiated by the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1993, the CGU curerntly has more than 70 members worldwide who are working together in the belief that diversity is a keyword in the profile of 21st century universities. 

The CGU was created with three basic objectives:

  1. Strengthening the channels of communication between the member universities;
  2. Organizing events for the study and discussion of different questions related to the interests of the Group;
  3. Promoting mobility between members as a basis for enhancing the knowledge of European cultures and languages.