UNWTO News Special Edition of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, Issue 1

In December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, and UNWTO has been designated to lead its implementation. For this purpose, UNWTO developed a Programme that outlines the objectives, suggested activities and a fundraising strategy.

This special edition of the UNWTO newsletter dedicated to the Year, highlights some of the activities and events that took place. For more information and news, please visit the IY2017 official website.

In the last six months, they have welcomed ten Special Ambassadors who are joining in to promote tourism for development. They have celebrated eight out of the fourteen official IY2017 events included in the IY Official Calendar of Events. All this was made possible due to the contribution and support of more than 60 sponsors and partners. Additionally, they have made the partnership with other UN agencies and organizations to disseminate the messages of the Year.


Check out some of their activities here: goo.gl/TeyZLz