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    24 February 2014

    Media Alert

    UNWTO/UNODC/UNESCO to launch anti-trafficking campaign at International Tourism Bourse (ITB Berlin) 2014

    WHAT:              Launch of UNWTO/ UNODC/ UNESCO Tourism and Anti-Trafficking Campaign

                            " Your Actions Count - Be a Responsible Traveller!"

    WHEN:             5 March 2014 (14:00-15:00)

    WHERE:           ITB Berlin/Hall7.1a, Auditorium New York 1ITB ( Berlin, Germany)

    The 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 artefacts.

    UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov, and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, will co-chair the event and highlight the role of the United Nations in driving this issue.

    Key confirmed panellists 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 Hotels International, Kathleen Matthews and Alex Alt, President, Sabre Hospitality Solutions.

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    More information:


    Marcelo Risi
    Principal Media Officer
    Telephone: (+34-91) 567 81 60
    Email: mrisi[at]

    UNWTO Communications Programme
    Telephone: (+34-91) 567 93 24
    Email: comm[at]


    Kevin Town
    Associate Public Information Officer
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5575