UNWTO welcomes Morocco as a partner from the International Year of Sustainable Travel and leisure for Development 2017

UNWTO welcomes Morocco as a partner from the International Year of Sustainable Travel and leisure for Development 2017

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UNWTO embraces Morocco as a partner of the Global Year of Sustainable Tourism meant for Development 2017 (Forimmediaterelease. net) Morocco has become the latest nation to join UNWTO as partner from the International Year of Sustainable Travel and leisure for Development 2017. The dedication was delivered at the Moroccan Day time of Sustainable and Responsible Travel and leisure held on 20 March within Rabat.

Morocco has become the most recent partner of the International Year associated with Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

On the occasion from the Moroccan Day of Sustainable plus Responsible Tourism on 20 03, the government of Morocco committed to assistance the International Year and move forward the promotion of the first Africa Charter on Sustainable and Accountable Tourism.

The Africa Charter on Sustainable and Accountable Tourism, signed last November within Marrakesh during the Ministerial Forum upon Tourism and Climate in The african continent, on the sidelines of the COP22, is aimed at becoming an instrumental tool for that continent to engage in sustainable travel and leisure best practices by reconciling social plus economic growth, the preservation from the environment and the respect for the ethnic diversity of each country.

“ The commitment of the Empire of Morocco with the tourism field is remarkable, not only by becoming a member of now the International Year associated with Sustainable Tourism for Development, but additionally by other gestures done in earlier times such as partnering with the World Travel and leisure Organization in promoting more responsible methods and leading the process of adoption from the African Charter” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.

The particular United Nations 70th General Assembly provides designated 2017 as the International 12 months of Sustainable Tourism for Growth. In the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the particular International Year aims to support a big change in policies, business practices plus consumer behavior towards a more eco friendly tourism sector than can lead to the SDGs.

The particular IY2017 will promote tourism’ t role in the following five essential areas: (1) Inclusive and eco friendly economic growth; (2) Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction; (3) Resource efficiency, environmental protection plus climate change; (4) Cultural beliefs, diversity and heritage; and (5) Mutual understanding, peace and protection.

Media contact: UNWTO Media Officer Rut Gomez Sobrino Tel: (+34) 91 567 seventy eight 60 [email protected] org

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