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UNWTO Annual Report 2015
UNWTO, 2015
by: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

2015 was a landmark year for the global community.

In September, the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal agenda for planet and people.

Among the 17 SDGs and 169 associated targets, tourism is explicitly featured in Goals 8, 12 and 14 for its capacity to foster economic growth and decent work for all, promote sustainable consumption and production, and advance conservation and sustainable development of aquatic resources. Yet, the sector’s cross-cutting nature and impact positions it to contribute strongly to attain all of the 17 Goals. At the highest political level, tourism has been recognised for its critical contribution to sustainable development. We have thus a large responsibility to ensure that this potential is realized and that the continued growth of the sector benefits people and planet.

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