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.
The 4th World Expo and Forum in Hangzhou, China, 2019
Yoav Brukner believes there is a need to educate the retiring population about leisure in order to develop attitudes and values, and to provide knowledge and skills that enable them to be satisfied with life, have more fun, contribute to society and feel meaningful. This being aligned with WLO vision and mission, we are very … Continue reading “Yoav Brukner (Israel): “Leisure means to me the ability to make retired people have meaningful funny life and contribute to society from their vast capabilities””
The WLO family keeps growing every day! Today we welcome Dr. Britanny D. Linde, from the United States, who works at Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems, Inc., and promotes leisure by incorporating it into organizational wellness work with her clients.
WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega, took part in the meeting of the UNWTO Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) Support, held both at UNWTO Headquarters and online on the 13th February. WLO is an UNWTO Affiliate Member (AM), and this Working Group is precisely an initiative of the UNWTO AM Department.
By Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee The Thailand International Folklore Festival (TIFF) took place between the 15th and the 31st January 2019). World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee (WLYA) was represented by a group of 34 young musicians (from USA, China, Hungary, South Korea, and Slovakia), members of YOUPECO (Young … Continue reading “WL Youth Ambassadors participate in the Thailand International Folklore Festival”
Throughout the world, children and youth are experiencing changes in their surroundings that influence, enhance or challenge their leisure experiences. These events occur individually, but also within peer groups, families, communities, and social media and technology. There are many health, economic, educational, and environmental factors that children and youth face and will continue to confront … Continue reading “Call for Papers “Leisure for Children and Youth” Special Issue – WLJ”
We are happy to introduce you to our member Dr. Jo An M. Zimmermann, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator for the Recreation Administration program at Texas State University. We feel lucky to count on Jo An’s expertise in the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Leisure Management, which she co-facilitates together with Dr. John Tower.
On the 24thJanuary, WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega Nuere, visited the international tourism trade fair FITUR in Madrid, and met Mr. Ion Vilcu, recently appointed as the new director of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department — which the WLO is part of. WLO COO introduced WLO’s programs to Mr. Vilcu and expressed … Continue reading “WLO COO meets the new director of UNWTO Affiliate Members Department”
Keqiao District (Shaoxing, China) has been designated as a World Leisure Community of Excellencefor 2018 by the World Leisure Organization (WLO). This title recognizes Keqiao’s innovative and successful use of leisure to improve its citizens’ quality of life.
Coming from Australia, Brazil, China and Turkey, four new members join the WLO Board of Directors, who will serve for the period 2019-2021. They were elected by current members of the Board after an open nomination process that closed in November last year.
We welcome as a new WLO member Giyasettin Demirhan teacher at the Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Sport, at Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey). Scroll down to learn more about him, his professional background and collaboration interests!
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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.