Indonesia has become the first signatory of the
Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, a landmark instrument
created to ensure global tourism is fair, inclusive, more
transparent, and works for everyone.
The ceremony, hosted by the World Tourism
Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid, is a significant step towards the
ratification of the convention, which was adopted during the 23rd
meeting of the UNWTO General Assembly in September 2019.
The convention is a step
towards introducing a universal, legally binding ethical code for
tourism, one of the worldís most important socio-economic sectors.
The special signing ceremony was attended by Bapak Hermono,
Indonesiaís Ambassador to
Spain, and hosted at the UNWTO headquarters.
Indonesia played an important role in the drafting
of the convention as part of the committee that converted the
Global Code of Ethics in Tourism into an international legally
A Member State since 1975, Indonesia is currently
working with UNWTO to restart tourism in the wake of the COVID19
pandemic. In September 2020, the UNWTO conducted a virtual meeting
with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry
of Tourism and Creative Economy and the Regional Government of
Bali to explore solutions for the safe reopening of Bali to
international visitors. No date has yet been fixed.