The overall objective of the Risk and Crisis Management Programme is to assist members to assess and mitigate risks related to tourism. Furthermore, to develop, plan and implement crisis systems that will reduce the impact of and assist in the recovery from crises. The programme and projects are guided by the relevant provision in the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.  Read more.

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18 Aug 14
Press Release
Statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak
On 8 August 2014, WHO declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005...
29 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes travel facilitation measures by Mongolia
Facilitation of tourist travel is closely interlinked with tourism development and can contribute in a decisive manner to tourism’s beneficial effects, including economic growth and job creation....
28 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO saddened by the crash of Air Algerie flight
"It was with great sorrow that we learned about this tragic crash and we express our sincerest solidarity with the passengers’ families and friends at this difficult time”, said UNWTO Secretary-...
21 Jul 14
Press Release
International tourism: strong peak season anticipated
Destinations worldwide received some 317 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2014, 14 million more than in the same period of 2013. This 5% growth...
18 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO shocked by the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight
“We are appalled by this horrible crash and I would like to, on behalf of UNWTO, reiterate the call by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, of a full international investigation into the disaster“,...