Working With the Private Sector

Affiliate Members

Affiliate Members

“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

BENEFITS AND AFFILIATION PROCEDURE

BENEFITS AND AFFILIATION PROCEDURE

Joining the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department allows your entity to achieve local, regional, national and global visbility through the network and channels of UNWTO. The Affiliate Members Department is a fundamental tool in increasing competitiveness of the private sector actors in the tourism sector.

BENEFITS AND AFFILIATION PROCEDURE

AFFILIATE MEMBERS WORKING GROUPS

AFFILIATE MEMBERS WORKING GROUPS

In addition to Networks, UNWTO also works on promoting Working Groups, which serve as a starting point to bring together Affiliate Members who share interests in specific sectors of tourism and encourage the exchange of expertise.

AFFILIATE MEMBERS WORKING GROUPS

AFFILIATE MEMBERS NETWORKS

AFFILIATE MEMBERS NETWORKS

The UNWTO Networks serve as a venue for active collaboration where UNWTO Member States and Affiliate Members can interact, share and access relevant information. Furthermore, they can benefit from the platform to generate, disseminate and apply specialized knowledge in order to take advantage of the great potential to address pressing tourism-related issues of common interest from a variety of sectors. 

AFFILIATE MEMBERS NETWORKS

BOARD OF AFFILIATE MEMBERS

BOARD OF AFFILIATE MEMBERS

The Affiliate Members form an integral part of UNWTO membership with the objective of contributing to sustainable global tourism, in which knowledge and innovation are applied to making tourism more responsible and competitive, in accordance with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

BOARD OF AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Affiliate Members Directory

Affiliate Members Directory

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. 

Affiliate Members Directory

AM Connected

AM Connected

AM Connected is our new and exclusive meeting space available for the Affiliate Members. AM Connected is a platform for all Affiliate Members to communicate and share information within the Affiliate Member network, establish new business relationships and always stay up-to-date with the current news and events of the Organization.

AM Connected