UNWTO Condemns Attack in Tunisia


The UNWTO has strongly condemned yesterday’s vicious attack in Tunisia, which saw 19 people killed in the Bardo Museum in Tunis.

In a release, UNWTO stated it is deeply saddened and shocked by the attack. UNWTO conveyed its heartfelt sympathy to the families of the victims who lost their lives or were injured, and expressed its solidarity to the people and the Government of Tunisia and to the governments of all nationals who were killed.
“This act of violence deserves the condemnation of the international community. As part of the global tourism family, we are shocked by these horrible attacks. The relatives and friends of the victims are in our thoughts and we once more convey our solidarity with the people and the Government of Tunisia,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
He added, “Tourism is a lifeline for the economy of Tunisia and we will continue our support to ensure that tourism continues to provide development opportunities to its people.”