WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (WTO)
CHAIR: KEVIN lEMUS
approximate committee size: 130 (double delegation)
Founded in 1934 as the International Union of Official Tourist Publicity Organizations, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (WTO) has transformed into the world’s premier organization for the promotion of tourism as an engine for economic growth. This body of 158 member states provides suggestions, guidelines, and tools for members to implement in their attempts to grow their tourist industries. To fulfill these goals, the WTO encourages the usage of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism as a way of working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Promotion & Implementation of Sustainable Tourism for Development
Protection, Rights, & Obligations of Tourists & Tourism Service Providers
background guide coming soon
NAIMUN strives to provide every delegate with a well-rounded, educational, and enjoyable experience. The learning objectives for the WTO are as follows. Delegates will gain:
A background on the importance of the tourism industry in the global economy, including how it has been used, and plans to be used as a tool for growth and development
An understanding of one of the many specialized agencies of the UN and how they contribute towards the betterment of the world
Insight into the power struggle of how delegates at conferences balance national interests and multinational efforts to ensure the benefit of their own country, as well as those of the greater international community in creating resolutions and multinational agreements
About the Chair
Kevin Lemus is a member of the Class of 2021 studying Global Business in the SFS. While born and raised in the city with year-round sunshine, Miami, Kevin has grown fond of DC’s unpredictable weather. Kevin likes to stay busy involved in IRC and the ballroom dance team, but in his free time enjoys exploring DC and trying new restaurants. Besides NAIMUN, Kevin loves to travel and is willing to have a conversation with new people about pretty much anything.