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Update: International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

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Update: International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

  1. 1. The Dandelion represents Planet Earth—a planet where people, as seeds, travel in a sustainable and responsible way. By travelling, these seeds connect to others through knowledge and culture, and thus build a better future.
  2. 2. 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”
  3. 3. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  4. 4. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development IY2017 Key Areas 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
  5. 5. Objectives of the IY2017 Raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development Mobilize all stakeholders in making the sector a catalyst for positive change Foster change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior in tourism
  6. 6. Lines of Action Advocacy & Awareness-raising Knowledge creation and dissemination Policymaking Capacity-building and Education
  7. 7. UNWTO official events • Official Opening Ceremony – 18 January 2017, Madrid, Spain • Event on the occasion of the UNWTO Executive Council, 11-13 May, Madrid, Spain • Regional events on the occasion of UNWTO Regional Meetings Africa: Ethiopia, 19-21 April Middle East: Dubai 23-24 April (tbc) Asia: Bangladesh 15-17 May Americas: El Salvador/Honduras, 29 May - 1 June Europe: Moldova 5-7 June • Event on the occasion of the UNWTO General Assembly – 4-9 September, Chengdu, China • World Tourism Day – 27 September 2017, Qatar • Official Closing – December 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
  8. 8. tourism4development2017.org
  9. 9. Consumer Campaign
  10. 10. Thank you!

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