The history of the UN Inter-Agency Games traces back to 1968, when the "Commission des Sports de l'Association du Personnel de l'UNESCO" organized an omnisports meeting in Paris against a team from UN Geneva.
The strategy behind ISIS's is the narrative of a "war on history." Relics, ruins and history are components of ISIS's strategy of imposing a "Year Zero" on the territory they have defined as a "caliphate."
Wherever the one billionth tourist arrives, he or she will be part of one of the fastest growing sectors of the world economy. Amid the doom and gloom of recent years, this is surely reason to celebrate.