Travel Video: 2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development!

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The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, adopted on 4 December, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world.”

UNDP Kuwait: Social Good Summit 2013: How can technology help effect change in Kuwait?

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How can we unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place? How do we use digital tools to solve our greatest challenges and plan a brighter future by 2030?

 

From 22-24 September, the 2013 Social Good Summit will unite a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss these and other important questions. The event is the fourth in the series of annual gatherings whose purpose is to bring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the public on a global scale. Continue reading

It’s the first ever International Day of Happiness!

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The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 states in pertinent part. Here’s this year’s message:

“The pursuit of happiness lies at the core of human endeavours.  People around the world aspire to lead happy and fulfilling lives free from fear and want, and in harmony with nature.

 

Yet, basic material well-being is still elusive for far too many living in extreme poverty.  For many more, recurring socio-economic crises, violence and crime, environmental degradation and increasing threats of climate change are an ever-present threat.

 

At last year’s Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, United Nations Member States agreed on the need for a balanced approach to sustainable development by integrating its three pillars – economic growth, social development and environmental protection. They recognized that in order to better inform policy decisions, broader measures of progress should complement Gross Domestic Product.

 

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Kuwait: UNDP to celebrate “International Youth Day 2012”

The United Nations Development Programme is celebrating International Youth Day 2012. Following the success of last year’s event, UNDP will host this annual commemoration on August 5th, 2012.
The event will include a roundtable discussion on the theme of the importance of partnerships between the private sector and the youth. Dignitaries will include Dr. Saad Al-Barrak, Dr. Taleb Ali, Mrs. Fareah Al-Saqqaf, Ms. Rana Al-Nibari, Mr. Khalid Al-Askar, Mr. Ahmed Al-Bader, Dr. Abdullah Al-Humaidi and, the United Nations Development Programme Deputy Resident Representative, Mr. Stein R. Hansen.

 

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Hotel: Jiva Hill Park Hotel, Crozet, France

The Jiva Hill Park Hotel is, to this day, the only 5 star hotel in the Geneva region to offer its business and leisure clientele such a bouquet of luxury services and amenities for relaxation, while conserving the intimate, personalized service of a charming hotel for demanding guests. As soon as you arrive, warm lights and the friendly smiles of attentive staff set the tone for a stay where everything will be done to anticipate even the very smallest of your needs.

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