News ID: 322736
Published: 0326 GMT July 05, 2022

Iran picked as one of five top countries in UNWTO meeting

Iran picked as one of five top countries in UNWTO meeting

Arts & Culture Desk

Iran was named as one of the top five countries among the 59 participating states of the first Global Youth Tourism Summit organized by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held in Sorrento, Italy.

The summit featured six masterclasses, alongside two evening talks, as well as a simulation of the UNWTO General Assembly and interactive sessions where participants were able to engage directly with the UN and with ministers of tourism and other high-level officials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Croatia, Germany, Georgia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Spain, Montenegro, Sao Tome and Principe, Yemen and many other UNWTO member states.

In this event, which was held with the presence of 130 teenagers between 12 and 19 from 59 countries of the world, two talented Iranian teenagers named Tara Qahremani and Mohammad-Hossein Rohandeh, were dispatched as representatives of Iran and discussed the ideas of the young generation for the development of sustainable tourism in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, IRNA wrote.

In this event, a gift of Iranian handicraft was presented to UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili and, finally, a certificate of appreciation was presented to the representatives of Iran for their efforts.

Pololikashvili said, “The Global Youth Tourism Summit is a hugely important first, for UNWTO and for our sector, and that young talent from every region will be supported to give them a stage to voice their ideas about tourism’s future.”

The first Global Youth Tourism Summit concluded by showcasing the power of tourism for youth empowerment, international solidarity and peace.

The meeting aimed to empower youth to take an active part in decision-making processes in the tourism sector.

The summit included a series of international events, workshops and other educational initiatives that gave children and youth a unique platform to share and discuss ideas and shape their visions for the future of sustainable tourism within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.



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