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Conflict of Interest in KPMG's Drafting Of Karnataka’s Forest Plan And Coal India’s Vision Plan, Activists Say 
November 04, 2018

The Karnataka Forest department has asked KPMG, the global financial consultanc

 
Tourism and Digital Dystopias this World Tourism Day 
September 27, 2018

World Tourism Day arrives annually on September 27th. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) seizes the moment to tout tourism as..

 
Is India Trying to Subdue Kashmir Through Religious Tourism? 
July 17, 2018
The Indian state under the increasing influence of Hindu nationalism is using Hindu pilgrimage sites..
 
“Aswachh Bharat” marks Amarnath yatra 
July 15, 2018

Tourism and Plastic: Exploring the Contours 

June 04, 2018
The threat that plastic poses to the health of the planet has been raising alarm bells for some time..
 
Rights of the Child in the Context of Tourism
March 15, 2008

Rights of the Child in the Context of TourismAcross the globe, the development of tourism is raising questions as to who are its real beneficiaries. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) puts tourism’s contribution to the world’s GDP at US$ 514 Billion. However, tourism development is highly unregulated and not monitored for its negative impacts. The mitigation of its negative impacts is also not on the developmental agenda. A little known and even less acknowledged impact is that on children. Tourism development without accountability and protective measures has led to sexual exploitation of children, trafficking, pornography and an increase in child labour. The children are also vulnerable to drugs, crime and alienation from their families and communities. This publication is a compilation of contributions from various organizations and writers on the impact of tourism on children.

Click here to download 'Rights of the Child in the Context of Tourism-Mar 08-EQUATIONS', 1.95Mb.
 
Class Code: G40

Keywords: Rights, Child Labour, Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, Tourism, India, EQUATIONS
Rights of the Child in the Context of Tourism