The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
This is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism to development
among public and private sector decision-makers and the public, while mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO),
the United Nations Specialized Agency for Tourism, has been mandated to facilitate the organization and implementation of the International Year, in collaboration with governments, relevant organizations of the United Nations system, international and regional
organizations and other relevant stakeholders.
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