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UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism
27 November 2017 - 29 November 2017
UNWTO, the Government of Jamaica and the World Bank Group are pleased to announce they will be hosting a conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism on 27-29 November in Montego Bay, Jamaica, organized in collaboration with Chemonics International and with the support of George Washington University, two esteemed UNWTO Affiliate Members.
The conference will bring together world leaders from the tourism industry along with governments, donors, international development and finance organizations to design and coordinate an international road map and foster collaborative relationships for inclusive economic and social development via tourism. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Tourism of Jamaica and the World Bank Group, in collaboration with Chemonics International, a leading international development firm, this conference will identify successful models and future initiatives of public-private partnerships (PPPs) that will contribute to sustainable tourism development globally.
To achieve tangible results, the conference will yield practical plans to guide future development initiatives building on the United Nations 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, including specific development proposals and opportunities related to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (MDG) 17 which calls for revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. During the year leading up to the Global Conference, UNWTO and Chemonics International will provide advise to governments, regions and large-scale investors with a template to develop PPP investment opportunities proposals that may be shared at the conference and thereafter.