“Tourism plays a vital role in many, if not all, of the 17 Goals,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. “Tourism has come of age as a cross-cutting economic activity with deep social ramifications, and the Tourism for SDGs Platform is providing the global tourism community with a space to co-create and engage to realise the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” he added.
The Tourism4SDGs.org platform has three main levels of interaction: Learn, Share and Act. Each feature is a call for action, which aim not only to educate, but also encourage conversation and collaboration towards a sustainable tourism sector.
The platform was launched during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’ (New York, 9-18 July) during an event co-hosted by UNWTO and the One Planet network.
Source: UNWTO, Madrid, Spain, 23 July 2018