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The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

Building Sustainable Tourism Worldwide

Government Members:

Nada Roudies is the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Tourism in Rabat, Morocco overseeing implementation of “Vision 2020” - the Moroccan tourism strategy. She is the Chair of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism since 2013.

Morocco is a co-Lead of the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism.

Gerard Ruiz is the Vice Chair of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism and the representative of the French Delegation, which is one of the main donors of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism since its inception.

France is a co-Lead of the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism

Inkyu Shin  is the Deputy Director of the Nature Policy Division of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea. The Ministry protects the national territory from threats of environmental pollution and aims at improving the quality of life for the public, as well as at contributing to global efforts to protect Earth. The Ministry is also a donor of the Global Partnership and a partner of the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism.

Blanka Belošević is Head of Sector for International Relations at the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Croatia and the national focal point for the UNWTO. The Ministry has been involved in the Global Partnership since its inception and is very active in promoting sustainable tourism in Europe through its membership on the EU's Tourism Advisory Committee and its leadership on several regional projects. The Ministry of Tourism is a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism.

Permanent Members:

Arab Hoballah is Chief of UNEP's Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP) Branch based in Paris, France, which mainstreams resource efficiency and SCP policies at local, national, regional and global levels to improve the decision making process. UNEP hosts the Global Partnership's Coordinating Office. UNEP is a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism.

Dirk Glaesser is the Director of the Department of Sustainable Development of Tourism Programme at UNWTO in Madrid, Spain, which addresses the generation of social, economic and cultural benefits for host communities resulting from the sustainable development of tourism.  UNWTO co-manages the Global Partnership's Coordinating Office and is the Lead for the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism.

Inter-Governmental Organizations:

Alain Dupeyras heads the OECD Tourism Unit in Paris, France and manages, with the support of governments, the work of the OECD's Tourism Committee to develop policies that address major challenges faced by the industry. The OECD is a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism

Petra Schwager is the Industrial Development Officer working on cleaner production of industrial processes. Based in Vienna, Austria, she also manages the global network of national cleaner production centers, which builds capacity to improve production process in tourism sectors in countries.

Tourism Industry Stakeholders:

Helen Marano is Vice-President of Government & Industry Affairs of the WTTC based in London, U.K. and an expert on the impact of the industry in a large economy and globally. The WTTC is a forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry promoting partnerships with the public sector for results that match the needs of economies. WTTC is a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism.

Salli Felton is CEO of the Travel Foundation, an independent charity working with the travel industry towards a sustainable future.  It promotes sustainable tourism holidays that are good for local communities, the environment, holidaymakers and tourism businesses.

Simbarashe Mandinyenya is the Acting Executive Director of the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA), responsible for tourism growth and development in SADC member countries.  RETOSA is a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Tourism.

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