Involving indigenous people benefits business, environment: UN expert

indigenous tourism development

Governments too often sidestep indigenous people when approving new infrastructure projects on their land, ignoring the potential for sustainable economic growth and environmentally-friendly development, a UN expert said on Tuesday. A landmark United Nations declaration adopted 10 years ago declared authorities should seek consent from indigenous people before starting new infrastructure projects like mines and […]

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UNESCO, World Bank commit to urban development, culture, resilience

Urban cultural heritage and sustainable tourism. UNESCO, World Bank sign MoU

Recognising that cultural heritage and sustainable tourism have become “key economic drivers for poverty reduction and job creation”, UNESCO and the World Bank signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last week to reinvigorate their joint commitment to “advance sustainable development by investing in culture, urban development, and resilience in an integrated manner”. Irina Bokova, Director-General […]

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