Sustainable Development Goals

September 21, 2017

Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 16

2017 has been declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for development by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), reflecting the strong commitment of the tourism sector to achieving the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), adopted by governments in 2015.
September 15, 2017

Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 15

2017 has been declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for development by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), reflecting the strong commitment of the tourism sector to achieving the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), adopted by governments in 2015.
September 7, 2017

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Visualising The SDG Challenges

Over the last few decades, people have become increasingly aware of the global and systemic nature of many of our environmental problems today. This is recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
September 7, 2017

China To Host The 22nd UNWTO General Assembly

Over 1000 Delegates will gather at the UNWTO General Assembly. The bi-annual event, which takes place in Chengdu, China on 11-16 September, will discuss how to advance the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and define the actions of the Organization for the period 2018-2019.
September 4, 2017

South Pacific Tourism Organisation Joins Forces With UNDP To Promote Green Tourism In The Pacific

A new partnership has been formed between the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote green tourism in the region
August 29, 2017

Data That Leaves No One Behind: UN ESCAP Expert Consultation Opens In Bangkok

Asia-Pacific experts and statisticians are convening at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in Bangkok this week to improve disaggregated statistics for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.
August 24, 2017

Tourism: Growth Is Not The Enemy; It’s How We Manage It That Counts

In recent months, reports from all around the world have spoken of ‘tourism-phobia’, showing us pictures of citizens protesting against the ‘invasion of tourists’ and the expulsion of locals by tourism businesses.
August 24, 2017

High-level Political Forum On Sustainable Development

One month after the close of the 2017 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which heard Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) from 43 countries, 35 countries have already informed the UN of their intention to present a VNR at the July 2018 session of the HLPF.
August 10, 2017

World Tourism Day 2017 Celebrated On The Theme Sustainable Tourism – A Tool For Development

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Day will be dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
July 13, 2017

Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 7

As a sector that requires substantial energy input, tourism can accelerate the shift toward renewable energy and increase its share in the global energy mix. Consequently, by promoting sound and long-term investments in sustainable energy sources, tourism can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change and contribute to innovative and new energy solutions in urban, regional and remote areas. (UNWTO)
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