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12 December 2014 The UNWTO course in Qatar 3rd edition 2014 finished on 11th December
9 December 2014 The UNWTO course in Qatar 3rd edition 2014 started on 7th December
4 November 2014 50 Tourism officials and professionals participated to the UNWTO course in Mexico on “Tourism competitiveness as a factor for community development”
30 October 2014 Inaugurated the UNWTO course in Mexico on “Tourism competitiveness as a factor for community development”, from 26th October to 1st November, in Puebla
24 October 2014 UN Day: Celebrating the UN Charter while recalling existing challenges
Every 24 October, UN Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the United Nations while recalling the immense challenges that remain pending on the international agenda. UNWTO, the only United Nations agency with its permanent headquarters in Spain, celebrated the occasion together with the 13 other UN entities in the country in an event hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, José Manuel García-Margallo. 
29 September 2014 Community Development takes center stage at World Tourism Day 2014
The tourism sector’s contribution to communities’ empowerment as one of the pillars of sustainable development was at the heart of this year’s World Tourism Day celebrations. The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, opened the official celebrations of World Tourism Day held in Guadalajara, Mexico (27 September 2014).
26 September 2014 The UNWTO course in Qatar 2nd edition 2014 finished on 25th September
22 September 2014 The UNWTO course in Qatar 2nd edition 2014 started on 21st September
16 September 2014 The UNWTO Regional Course in Europe on Cultural Routes Tourism Development Strategy for the Council of Europe Cultural Routes and their partners finished on 12th September
15 September 2014 International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year
International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013.