UNODC/UNWTO/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.

For further information, please contact:


Principal Media Officer: Marcelo Risi

Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60


UNWTO Communications Programme

Tel: +34 91 567 93 24



Associate Public Information Officer: Kevin Town

Tel: +43-1-26060- 5575[at]