The UNWTO Liaison Office in Geneva (GVLO) represents the World Tourism Organization in Switzerland to the UN System, other International Organizations (IOs) and Diplomatic Missions, with the objective to providing policy advice to the Secretariat, contributing to UNWTO's ability to meet its mandate and priorities. 

The UNWTO Geneva Liaison Office's mission is to strengthen UNWTO's role and capacity for efficient support to its member states in the context of the 2030 Agenda for achieving the SDGs as well as through tourism's relationship with trade. 




The scope of work of the UNWTO Liaison Office relates to:

1. Advocacy, positioning tourism in the development and trade agenda

2. Building strategic Partnerships for increased capacity

3. Research and Innovation for the 2030 Agenda

4. Exploring opportunities for Resource Mobilization 

5. Representing UNWTO in Geneva to the UN System and Diplomatic Missions. 


GVLO Liaison Office Official Opening Ceremony 


On January 2017, UNWTO officially opened its liaison office in Geneva, the new office is based in the headquarters of the International Trade Centre   http://www.intracen.org/news/UNWTO-opens-Geneva-liaison-office/

Mr Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General UNWTO and ITC Executive Director Arancha González 

Mr Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General UNWTO addressing the audience