UNWTO will be organising its First Global Youth Tourism Summit on August 23 in Sorrento, Italy. The summit will be the first of this kind at the global level. It allows young participants to be part of a unique experience, aiming to promote youth engagement in the tourism sector and empower younger generations in driving a more sustainable world. 

The summit is organised by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism Italy and the Italian National Tourism Board, and has been placed by the Italian government in the framework of its G20 presidency this year. This initiative brings about UNWTO to join the rest of the UN family in actively recognising the vital contribution of youth to the continued development of the societies. 

The Summit would be the first of this sort on the international degree, permitting younger individuals to be a part of a novel expertise, aiming to advertise youth engagement within the tourism sector and empower youthful generations in driving an extra sustainable world.

Through a model UNWTO General Assembly, participants will adopt their own declaration on the future of tourism. The document will be presented at the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly.

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Source: unwto.org

Children and youth are not only our future leaders, but important stakeholders of the present, and we can empower and involve them starting today”, says UNWTO SecretaryGeneral, Zurab Pololikashvili.

“As the leaders of tomorrow, it is pivotal that young people become involved in shaping and the global vision for the future”, Sustainable development and peace cannot be achieved unless we involve young people and create the conditions that allow them to reach and unleash their full potential.” he added.

The event will include a range of interactive activities and also involve leading global personalities to share their experiences around tourism and areas such as sports, music, gastronomy, and the film industry.


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