International Institute For Peace Through Tourism , NY, USA
IIPT has been active in promoting peace, poverty reduction, sustainable development and meeting the challenges of climate change in Africa since 2002 with six international conferences and the dedication of international peace parks as a legacy of each conference including a dedication at Victoria Falls. IIPT also facilitated meetings between the Ministers of Tourism from Zambia and Zimbabwe to discuss a joint proposal to host the 20th UNWTO General Assembly. The proposal was successful and the first UNWTO General Assembly held in Africa was jointly hosted by Zambia and Zimbabwe in 2013. The IIPT International Peace Park at Victoria Falls was re-dedicated as the featured event on Opening Day of the General Assembly with Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s first President, Dr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary General and King Makuni, King of the Leya People whose land Victoria Falls is located on.
by Louis D’Amore
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