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UNWTO, in collaboration with Global Compact, launched TOURpact.GC to promote coporate social responsibility in the international tourism industry

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TOURpact.GC was launched by the UN Global Compact and UNWTO, on the occasion of the official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations in Lima, Peru. It was welcomed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a leadership initiative with a potential for other sectors. It is a voluntary mechanism to provide a corporate social responsibility framework, open to Companies, Associations and other Tourism Stakeholders who are Affiliate Members of UNWTO.

“TOURpact.GC is a pioneering initiative advancing CSR in the international tourism and travel sector that promotes good corporate citizenship. TOURpact.GC will demonstrate the industry’s capacity to create jobs, wealth and local economies growth, while helping to achieve MDGs and contributing to a more inclusive green economy.” – UNWTO Secretary-General (22 September 2009, New York)