Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: 
Spain, Madrid
Type of Event: 
Special Event
Contact: 
Peter DeBrine, p.debrine@unesco.org

The official launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 will be held on 18 January 2017, in Madrid, Spain.

The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the International Year aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector that contributes to the SDGs.

Mr Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director-General for Culture will represent UNESCO at this event.