Launch of UNWTO/UNODC/UNESCO Anti-Trafficking Campaign

UNWTO, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to engage tourists in the global fight against the illicit trafficking of persons, wildlife or cultural artifacts.

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, and UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, will co-chair the event and highlight the role of the United Nations in driving this issue.

Key confirmed panelists include the chair of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics and former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, the Executive VP & Chief Global Communications & Public Affairs Officer, Marriott International, Kathleen Matthews and Alex Alt, President, Sabre Hospitality Solutions.

Visit the campaign website here:

For more information contact:

UNWTO Senior Media Officer: Marcelo Risi

Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60

UNWTO Communications & Publications Programme

Tel: (+34) 91 567 8100 / Fax: +34 91 567 8218


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