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16 October 1967
4/1967
Commemorative Issue

International Tourist Year

Cyprus
XXI General Assembly Resolution 2148: International Tourist Year

The General Assembly,

Recalling Economic and Social Council resolution 1108 (XL) of 7 March 1966, recommending that the year 1967 be designated as International Tourist Year,

Recalling also Economic and Social Council resolution 1130 (XLT) of 26 july 1966,

Recalling further the resolution of the United Nations Conference on International Travel and Tourism entitled "importance of tourism", which stated, inter alia, that tourism is a basic and most desirable human activity deserving the praise and encouragement of all peoples and all Governments,

Taking into account the recommendations contained in annex A.IV.24 of the Final Act of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, which recognizes that international tourism, as an important invisible export, can and does make a vital contribution to the economic growth of developing countries,

Bearing in mind the need for international co-operation in promoting tourism in view of its useful role in the educational, cultural, economic and social fields,

Recognizing the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an International Tourist Year, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of difierent cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world,

Considering that the designation of an International Tourist Year will encourage the intensification of national and international co-operative efforts, by both Governments and interested organizations, for the promotion of tourism, in particular to developing countries,

Taking note with interest of the report of the International Union of Official Travel Organizations on the preparations for the International Tourist Year and the proposals contained therein to encourage international tourism, in particular to developing countries,

  1. Designates 1967 as International Tourist Year;
  2. Invites the States Members of the United Nations or members of the specialized agencies or of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the international, inter-govemmental and non-governmental organizations concerned, to exert all possible efforts for the success of the International Tourist Year, with special em- phasis on promoting tourism to developing countries;
  3. Further invites those States and organizations to take into account, as appropriate, in their plans and programmes for the International Tourist Year, the proposals contained in the above-mentioned report of the International Union of Official Travel Organizations;
  4. Requests the Secretary-General to provide, within the limits of existing resources and available funds, the necessary assistance for the successful organization of the International Tourist Year, including the wide-spread dissemination of information on its objectives;
  5. Further requests the Secretary-General to prepare, in co-operation with the International Union of Official Travel Organizations, and to submit to the Economic and Social Council, if possible in 1968, a report embodying:
    1. A description of the programmes and activities undertaken by Governments and interested organizations during the International Tourist Year, with specific mention of exceptional temporary measures taken by individual Governments;
    2. An assessment of the results achieved in realizing the aims and objectives set for the International Tourist Year, particularly in encouraging tourism to developing countries.
1458th plenary meeting,
4 November 1966.

Ancient Monuments  

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Nicosia Airport  

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Youth Hostel at Troodos  

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Official First Day Covers

Official FDC International Tourist Year

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