Who is doing what for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism? = ¿Quién está haciendo lo que para el Año Internacional de Turismo Sostenible?
International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #IY2017

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This page documents 2017's International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

How sustainable and social is your tourism summit? = ¿Qué tan sostenible y social es su Cumbre de Turismo?
http://planeta.com/1705sstourismsummit

Background

The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, adopted on December 4, 2015, 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 declaration by the UN of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a unique opportunity to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of sustainability – economic, social and environmental, while raising awareness of the true dimensions of a sector which is often undervalued” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. “As the lead UN agency for this initiative, UNWTO is very much looking forward to proceeding with the organization and implementation of the International Year, in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations of the UN system, other international and regional organizations and all other relevant stakeholders”, he added.

This decision follows the recognition by global leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that “well-designed and well-managed tourism” can contribute to the three dimensions of sustainable development, to job creation and to trade.


Key Links
http://tourism4development2017.org
Facebook
http://www.tourism4development2017.org/why-tourism
http://minube.tourism4development2017.org/join-the-celebration
Read the adopted resolution
Tourism and the SDGs

Translating: How do you define sustainable tourism?

Spanish: ¿Cómo se define el turismo sostenible?
Afrikaans: Hoe kan jy 'n volhoubare toerisme te definieer?
Estonian: Kuidas defineerida säästva turismi?
German: Wie definieren Sie nachhaltigen Tourismus?
Macedonian: Како го дефинирате одржлив туризам?
Maori: Me pēhea te e tautuhi koe tāpoi tauwhiro?
Swedish: Hur definierar du en hållbar turism?

Questions

How do you define sustainable tourism? = ¿Cómo se define el turismo sostenible?
How do we submit events to the official IY2017 calendar?
Will events and workshops related to IY2017 have livestreaming and archived video?
How will the International Year address climate change and the emissions created from long-haul travel?
What did we learn during 2002's International Year of Ecotourism? How do we recoup the Yahoo Group archives?

Proposal

Updating wiki throughout the year, request for guest wiki editors
Using Google Doc(s) for collaborative editing
Hosting series of live video conversations
Generating a wishlist and evaluating the outcomes

#IY2017 Wish List

1) We’d like to learn about tourism and development
2) We’d like the IYSTD to be a window into UNWTO and partners
3) We’d like the IYSTD to be fully engaged via the social web
•Facebook, Flickr, Google, Periscope, Twitter, YouTube
•Livestreaming and archived video
•Resources for remote participants
4) We’d like the IYSTD events to engage locals and teach visitors about the host venues
5) We’d like the IYSTD to be a catalyst for satellite events and viewing parties
6) We’d like the IYSTD to be particularly friendly to Indigenous Peoples
7) We'd like the IYSTD to serve as an example of responsible travel embedded in tourism events
8) We’d like the IYSTD to address climate change
9) We’d like the IYSTD to address migration and the legal movement of people
10) We'd like the IYSTD to serve as an example of Open Access, Open Education and Open Journalism

iy2017wishlist

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Hashtags

#IY2017
#travelenjoyrespect
#tourism4development
#SDG
#IYSTD17
#IYSTD2017

Headlines

'Sustainable tourism' is not working – here's how we can change that @ConversationEDU @freyahd
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/05/only-governments-can-stem-tide-of-tourism-sweeping-the-globe
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/06/travel/where-sustainable-travel-is-headed-in-2017.html
http://ecoosfera.com/2016/12/2017-ano-internacional-del-turismo-sostenible-para-el-desarrollo-onu
http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2024900
http://www.mintour.gov.cm/en/flash/2017-international-year-of-sustainable-tourism-for-development
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rtnetworking/permalink/10154916790052388
http://livingandtravel.com.mx/san-luis-potosi-se-prepara-ano-internacional-del-turismo-sostenible

Related

Towards a Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST)
Event website

Facebook

International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017


UNESCO


UNESCO Joins Launch of International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017

Global Goals

http://icr.unwto.org/content/tourism-and-sdgs
Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals

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: Sustainable Consumption and Production and SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

In order to promote and strengthen the role of tourism in the above-mentioned five areas, the activities of the International Year should focus on:

Advocacy and awareness raising To promote sustainable tourism as a tool for development, encourage its full integration in national, regional and global development agendas, and highlight its catalytic function for economic and sustainable development. To stimulate a global debate on the contribution of tourism to the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. To increase awareness among all stakeholders — including tourists — of the impact of travel and tourism on society and the environment, and how responsible travel can contribute to sustainable development.

Knowledge creation and dissemination To improve the understanding of how sustainable tourism contributes to the aforementioned five areas in both developing and developed countries. To promote tools and mechanisms for the monitoring and the measurement of tourism’s positive and negative impacts.

Policy making To promote evidence-based policies and exchange of good practices that advance and maximize tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. To encourage integrated and holistic approaches to tourism development through cross-cutting national tourism policies that contribute to the 2030 Agenda and the SGDs. To stimulate public/private sector cooperation and promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a pillar of tourism development

Capacity building and education To support the formulation and implementation of educational policies that promote the contribution of sustainable tourism to development. To enhance curricula development in line with the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. To empower women and youth through knowledge-building and skills development.


Hangouts



Questions

Who is doing what for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism? = ¿Quién está haciendo lo que para el Año Internacional de Turismo Sostenible?
What should we make of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development?

What should we make of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development? = ¿Qué debemos hacer del 2017 Año Internacional de Turismo Sostenible para el Desarrollo? #roofdog

Artwork / Cue Yourself

2017: International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Sustainable Tourism: Talking is fine but then you have to act (sustainable, responsible, ecotourism in Mexico) 2011

UNWTO News
http://media.unwto.org/press-release/2015-12-07/united-nations-declares-2017-international-year-sustainable-tourism-develop


May 13 Livestreaming
http://www.travelsocialgood.org/2016-summit-info/may-13-livestream
http://webtv.un.org/watch/sustainable-tourism-2016/4892584014001
The event will be an opportunity to Keep 2017 Sustainable Tourism year on the agenda and introduce it to opinion makers in the travel space, and familiarize new audiences with the SAMOA pathway as well as discuss the effectiveness of true partnership to effect change. Organized by the Permanent Members of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), and the Permanent Mission of Israel, in collaboration with the NGO Travel+SocialGood







Twitter

https://twitter.com/iystd2017
https://twitter.com/unwto

Hashtags

#travelenjoyrespect #IY2017 #tourism4development #SDG

#IYSTD17

#IYSTD2017

Embedded Tweets







Buzzword Bingo

access - definitions - development - ecotourism


http://www.destisist.com/single-post/2017/02/24/The-Sustainable-Development-Goals-Will-destinations-cope