1st Annual General Meeting
The 1st Annual General Meeting of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism was officially opened at the Hotel Parador in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, on 18th January 2011. The meeting gathered 35 participants including representatives from 7 countries, 7 international organisations, 5 non-governmental organisations, 3 non-profit organisations and 1 private sector association. It offered a forum for discussion on the Partnership’s membership structure, working procedures, business plan, fundraising strategy and projects. The meeting also provided the platform for the establishment of the steering committee and the nomination of the advisory committee.
The meeting was kindly hosted by the Costa Rican Ministry of Tourism and supported by the French and Norwegian Governments, together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The meeting was chaired by Mr. Gérard Ruiz.