Pacific Umbrella Initiative: Sustainable Tourism Development for the Pacific
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  • Submitted by: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  • Topic: Oceans & Seas
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  • Date of completion: 2007-12-01
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Government of Australia - Government of Australia
Government of Japan - Government of Japan
Government of New Zealand - Government of New Zealand
Government Pacific Island Countries and Territories
Government Taiwan

Major Groups:
South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) (Fiji)
Greenpeace International (Netherlands)
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) (United States of America)
Tourism operators ()
Utilities and major industry stakeholders ()

UN System:
WTO (Spain)
World Tourism Org., WTO (Spain)
Economic & Social Comm. for Asia & Pacific (ESCAP) (Thailand)
UNDP (United States of America)
UNIFEM (United States of America)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
European Union (EU) (Belgium)
South Pacific Applied Geoscience Comm. (SOPAC) (Fiji)
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme SPREP (Samoa)

University of South Pacific (USP) (Fiji)

Description/achievement of initiative
* Address and achieve the priorities of sustainable Tourism development in the Pacific, including income generation and equitable distribution, poverty alleviation, environmental conservation, a means to address good governance and gender disparities
* Achieve sustainable tourism operations throughout the Pacific
* Maintain the pristine environment and cultural diversity which facilitates the promotion of PICs
* Mobilisation of resources to ensure sustainable tourism practices
* Improved waste management related to tourism activities

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