World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE)

World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE)

Established in 2003, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics is the impartial body responsible for interpreting, applying and evaluating the provisions of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. For further information, please see UNWTO General Assembly Resolution A/RES/607(XIX) of October 2011.

The tasks assigned to the Committee include the promotion and dissemination of the Code of Ethics, as well as the evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of the principles enshrined therein.

As a subsidiary organ of the UNWTO General Assembly, the Committee reports directly to the Assembly. Members are elected in their personal capacities and not as officials of governments or representatives of their countries.