SUMMIT ON PEACE THROUGH TOURISM
are pleased to invite your participation as a delegate to the Second
Peace through Tourism being held at the International Conference
Center, Geneva, February 5-8, 2003. The Summit, honoring the
legacy of UN Secretary General
Hammarskjold as a Man of Peace, is being organized by the International
Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) in partnership with the
World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
aim of the Second Global Summit is to continue "Building a Culture
of Peace through Tourism" and to mobilize the world's largest industry,
travel and tourism, as a leading force for poverty reduction.
Particular emphasis for poverty reduction will be
community empowerment through community tourism. Outcomes
will be centered on community microenterprise development in the
world's least developed countries. Towards this end, partnering
and coalition building which began at the first Global Summit in
Amman, Jordan will continue in Geneva.
Geneva Summit will bring together senior executives from all sectors
of the travel and tourism industry, as well as leaders from related
fields including environment, culture and heritage, sport, and economic
development. Selected leaders from these sectors will be featured
in a Roundtable discussion focusing on a "Beginning Coordinated
Strategy for the role of Travel and Tourism in Poverty Reduction."
keynote speakers to date include Jean-Claude Baumgarten, President
of the World Travel and Tourism Council; Francesco Frangialli, Secretary
General of the World Tourism Organization; Hon. Richard Gordon,
Chairman, Pacific Asia Travel Association;
Hon. Zakia Hamdani Meghji, President, Africa Travel Association.
Also invited are Senior executives of U.N. agencies, development
agencies, and the International Labor Organization. An outline
of the Program is attached.
Geneva Summit builds on the foundations of three Global Conferences
(Vancouver, 1988; Montreal, 1994; Glasgow, 1999); the First Global
Summit on Peace through Tourism in Amman, Jordan, November 2000;
and the First African Conference on Peace through Tourism earlier
this year in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
We look forward to your joining us in this milestone event of the
world's leading industry in gross revenues, the trade of goods and
services, investments; and job creation.
Preliminary Program Outline
Geneva, February 5-8, 2003
Potential Contribution to Poverty Reduction - Global Perspectives
Travel and Tourism as a Leading Force for Poverty Reduction
of Tourism, Culture, Sport and Sustainable Development in
a Culture of Peace and Reducing Poverty
- Industry - Donor - NGO Roundtable" with leaders from each of these
sectors focusing on "A Beginning Coordinated Strategy for Poverty
Reduction through Travel and Tourism."
for Tourism Related Micro-Enterprise Development in Least Developed
and Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction through Tourism
and Marketing of Destinations Emerging from Conflict
and Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction
Travel - A New Generation Building Peace and Sustainable Development
Role of Sport in Peace and Development
of Tourism, the Arts, Culture, and Heritage in Poverty Reduction
Travel for All
Well and Doing Good
Biodiverstiy, Sustainable Tourism and Poverty Reduction
Day Sessions - Opening Day, Feb 5
and Community Based Tourism Forum
in Tourism Forum
- Opening Day, Wednesday, Feb. 5
Meeting of IIPT Young Professionals Network
of IIPT Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism
of Boards of Directors or Executive Committees
organizations wishing to have their Board of Directors meeting connection
with the Summit are invited to contact IIPT email@example.com to make arrangements)
For more information on the summit, please click
To register on line: www.iipt2003.ch