ST-EP Foundation

The ST-EP Foundation is a cornerstone of the ST-EP program, which was established in 2003 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The ST-EP name stands for Sustainable Tourism Eliminating Poverty, and that tells a great deal about both the goals of the program generally and the work of the Foundation in particular. ST-EP was created to harness the developmental power of tourism in the fight against world poverty. Its origins and activities are both intimately tied to the UN's Millennium Development Goals, which include the objective of halving extreme poverty by 2015. ST-EP is especially focused on people living on less than a dollar a day. The targets are the world's least developed countries, especially those in Africa, along with developing states in general.

The ST-EP program includes four main components. The first is a research base to identify linkages, principles and model applications. There is also an operating framework for promoting and developing incentives for good practice among companies, consumers and communities. Forums for sharing and exchanging information, ideas and plans are designed to bring together private, public and non-governmental stakeholders. Finally, there is the ST-EP Foundation which was originally concerned with attracting new, dedicated financing from business, philanthropic and government sources.

ST-EP Foundation Secretariat
8F KNTO Building
10 Da-dong, Jung-gu 
Seoul 100-180 
Republic of Korea 
Tel: +82-2-3181862/-7
Fax: +82-2-3182163
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