Tourism in 2030 Agenda

UN Resolution 

The United Nations 70 General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development (A/RES/70/193) 

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, adopted on 4 December, recognizes 'the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world' 

The decision to adopt 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development comes at a particularly important moment as the international community embraces the new Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), approved by the UN General Assembly last September.

Tourism is included as targets under three of the SDGs: 


SDG 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all 



SDG 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 



SDG 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 




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