After five consecutive virtual meetings, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics held its first in-person meeting since the pandemic. During December 1st and 2nd, 2022, as Member of the UNWTO World Committee on Tourism Ethics, WLO Vice-Chair Dr. Lawal Marafa visited the Spanish capital to assist to these sessions where the committee discussed, among other topics, issues related to Decent Work, Inclusive Growth & Community Empowerment, Technology & Digital Platforms, Climate Changes & Environmental Sustainability, and Social Sustainability & Intercultural Dialogue, and remarked the importance to pay attention to them in 2023.

Established in 2003, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics is an independent and impartial body under the aegis of UNWTO. The committee is responsible for the promotion, and dissemination of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, as well as the evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of the principles enshrined therein. As a subsidiary organ of the UNWTO General Assembly, the committee reports directly to the Assembly on regular basis. Members are elected in their personal capacities and not as officials of governments or representatives of their countries.