International Council of Tourism Partners
International Institute for Peace
Through Tourism
IIPT Newsletter Vol.1 No.5 October 2002

 05 OCTOBER 2002



 Dear Colleague,, 

We are pleased to invite your participation as a delegate to the Second Global Summit

on Peace through Tourism being held at the International Conference Center, Geneva, February 5-8, 2003.  The Summit, honoring the legacy of UN Secretary General

Dag 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).

 The 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

on 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.  

The 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."

Confirmed 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;

and 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. 

The 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.  

Sincerely yours,

Louis J. D'Amore

Founder and President

 Summit Preliminary Program Outline

CICG, Geneva, February 5-8, 2003

Plenary Sessions

Tourism's Potential Contribution to Poverty Reduction - Global Perspectives

Harnessing Travel and Tourism as a Leading Force for Poverty Reduction

Linkages of Tourism, Culture, Sport and Sustainable Development in

Building a Culture of Peace and Reducing Poverty

RoundTable Discussion

A "Government - Industry - Donor - NGO Roundtable" with leaders from each of these sectors focusing on "A Beginning Coordinated Strategy for Poverty Reduction through Travel and Tourism."

Concurrent Sessions

Strategies for Tourism Related Micro-Enterprise Development in Least Developed Countries

Educating and Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction through Tourism

Development and Marketing of Destinations Emerging from Conflict

Educating and Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction

Youth Travel - A New Generation Building Peace and Sustainable Development

The Role of Sport in Peace and Development

Linkages of Tourism, the Arts, Culture, and Heritage in Poverty Reduction

Accessible Travel for All

Doing Well and Doing Good

Environment, Biodiverstiy, Sustainable Tourism and Poverty Reduction

Full Day Sessions - Opening Day, Feb 5

International Educator's Forum

Rural and Community Based Tourism Forum

Spirituality in Tourism Forum

International Student Forum

Meetings - Opening Day, Wednesday, Feb. 5

Founding Meeting of IIPT Young Professionals Network

Meeting of IIPT Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism

Meetings of Boards of Directors or Executive Committees

(International organizations wishing to have their Board of Directors meeting connection with the Summit are invited to contact IIPT to make arrangements)

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