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UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

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UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

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UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

  1. 1. Int’ Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017 70th Session of UN General Assembly (2015) “Decides to proclaim 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”
  2. 2. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  3. 3. Target 8.9 – by 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products. Target 12.b – develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs, promotes local culture and products. Target 14.7 – by 2030 increase the economic benefits to SIDS and LDCs from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  4. 4. IYSTD2017 • Raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development • Mobilize stakeholders in making the sector a catalyst for positive change • Foster change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior in tourism Objectives
  5. 5. IYSTD2017 • Inclusive and sustainable economic growth • Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction •Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change • Cultural values, diversity and heritage •Mutual understanding, peace and security Key Areas
  6. 6. Driving economic growth
  7. 7. Creating jobs and opportunities
  8. 8. Fostering poverty reduction
  9. 9. Promoting and preserving cultural values & heritage
  10. 10. Travel FacilitationProtecting our planet and its biodiversity
  11. 11. Building bridges for peace and understanding
  12. 12. IYSTD2017 •Advocacy & Awareness raising • Knowledge creation and dissemination • Policy making • Capacity Building & Education Lines of Action
  13. 13. IYSTD2017 • Opening Ceremony • Regional Meetings • World Tourism Day • General Assembly • Closing Ceremony • Responsible Traveller Campaign UNWTO Activities
  14. 14. How can you celebrate?
  15. 15. IYSTD2017 • National committees or focal points • Dialogues on policy, business practices and behavior changes • Events, conferences, exhibitions, stamps or coins • Communication and advocacy campaigns • National awards • Join the Responsible Traveller Campaign Governments
  16. 16. IYSTD2017 • Commit to the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs • Identify, engage and share best practices • Awareness-raising among customers, employees and suppliers • Join the Responsible Traveller Campaign Private Sector
  17. 17. IYSTD2017 • Research on sustainable tourism for development and international understanding and peace • New curricula, research, events and lecture series: • Join the Responsible Traveller Campaign Academia
  18. 18. IYSTD2017 • Join the Responsible Traveller Campaign • Advocacy initiatives, share lessons learned and expertise based on field experience • Strengthen networks and regional cooperation efforts • Organize or host field visits and media trips to promote their work NGOs and Civil Society
  19. 19. IYSTD2017 • Commit to responsible behavior towards the environment, local cultures and host communities when travelling in their own countries and around the world. Tourists
  20. 20. "With more than one billion international tourists now traveling the world each year, tourism has become a powerful and transformative force that is making a genuine difference in the lives of millions of people. The potential of tourism for sustainable development is considerable. As one of the world’s leading employment sectors, tourism provides important livelihood opportunities, helping to alleviate poverty and drive inclusive development." - UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
  21. 21. Let’s celebrate together #IY2017
  22. 22. Thank you! UNWTO Headquarter Calle Capitan Haya 42 28020 Madrid, Spain www.unwto.org omt@unwto.org

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