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UNWTO-UNESCO Anti-Trafficking Campaign To Launch At ITB Berlin

UNWTO_anti-traffickingThe World Tourism Organization (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 an event and highlight the role of the United Nations in driving this issue at this year’s ITB Berlin trade show to be held 5-9 March in Germany.

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.

The event will take place 5 March 2014 at Hall 7.1a, Auditorium New York, 2-3pm.

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