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Wish List for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution 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.”

In terms of evaluating the International Year, Planeta.com has created the following 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

More info about the International Year on Planeta.com and the Planeta Wiki

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