40th Plenary Session of the UNWTO Affiliate Members


12 November 2018 - 14 November 2018



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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is pleased to inform you that the Plenary Session of the UNWTO Affiliate Members will be held from 12 to 14 November 2018 in Hamedan Province, Islamic Republic of Iran, at the kind invitation of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Held annually, the Plenary Session provides the ideal setting for Affiliate Members to discuss the annual programme of work and collaborate on the establishment of partnerships and joint initiatives.

This years´ edition will be specifically devoted to explore the pivotal role that private stakeholders can play to support the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs´). Indeed, the involvement of the private sector, in close collaboration with policy makers, the development community and travelers, is today recognized as crucial to ensure the power of tourism as an effective means for inclusive growth is fully maximized. Through panel debates and lively discussions, the Plenary session will therefore set the scene for the exchange of expertise and good practices to explore alternative ways to successfully engage all affiliate members in the development of sustainable tourism, inter-alia the United Nations efforts.


Preliminary programme

The preliminary programme will be uploaded shortly. 


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