A world-wide, non-governmental association dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for
human growth, development and well-being.
Read our conversation with Antonio Bramante, a Professor at the University of Sorocaba (Brazil) who has been actively involved in the WLO since the late 1970s, and recently (re)joined WLO Board of Directors.
We talked to Stephen Anderson, member of the WLO Board of Directors and a Professor at Florida International University (USA). This short interview is part of a series of posts aimed to bring you closer to the members of our Board.
A call for applications to become a World Leisure Community of Excellence is open now and until the 1 July 2018. This designation is bestowed by the WLO, for a three-year period, upon communities of any size that have undertaken broad-based citizen involvement to promote leisure as integral to the social, cultural, economic, and sustainable … Continue reading “World Leisure Communities of Excellence: showcasing and networking opportunities”
WLO Communications and Events Coordinator, Mireia Iglesias, received the PCMA Global Scholarship and had the chance to travel all the way from Bilbao (Spain) to Nashville (United States) to attend PCMA 2018 Convening Leaders, which took place from the 7 to the 10 January. Events legacy, experience design, and more and more the importance of … Continue reading “Mireia Iglesias, WLO Communications and Events Coordinator, attends the PCMA 2018 Convening Leaders”
WLO Chief Operating Officer Cristina Ortega met Yolanda Perdomo, Director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members Programme, at the UNWTO headquarters, which are located in Madrid, close to the WLO’s Scientific and Technical Office in Bilbao.
As a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1990, WLO is asked to send a report of activities on a yearly basis. The 2017 report was approved by the UN NGO Relations & Advocacy Annual Review Team in late January. The report detailed the work carried out … Continue reading “UN NGO Relations & Advocacy Section approves WLO 2017 Annual Review submitted as a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC”
The official opening of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY) took place on Friday 19 January 2018 in Venice, at the Doge’s Palace. Cristina Ortega Nuere, WLO Chief Operating Officer, attended the event in representation of the organization. Mr Li, Chairman of CNTA (China National Tourism Administration) and the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, … Continue reading “WLO COO, Cristina Ortega, participates in the opening of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year in Venice”
The 2018 Douglas Ribeiro de Silva International Field School (24 August-1 September 2018) is a learning opportunity that combines a 4-day field experience with attendance to the 2018 World Leisure Congress (São Paulo, Brazil) “Leisure Beyond Constraints”. A total of 30 students will be participating in this international Field School, from World Leisure Centers of … Continue reading “Planning the legacy of the 2018 Douglas Ribeiro da Silva International Field School in São Paulo”
Last December we invited you to share with us your best leisure moments of 2017 through a photo contest. Your pictures and texts were very inspiring and we loved to share a bit of your leisure experiences. Now we reveal the names of the two photo contest winners and thank everyone for their participation!
We warmly welcome six new members of the WLO Board of Directors, who will represent the organization for the period 2018-2021. They were elected by current members of the Board after an open nominations process launched last October.
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World Leisure Organization is a non-profit organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 1990.