WORLD TOURISM INSTITUTION
EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, The President of global tourism institutions: EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON TOURISM AND TRADE and EUROPEAN TOURISM ACADEMY has designated the 2015-2030 period as the DECADES OF TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT.
This decision of the world tourism and development institutions is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of 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.
Presidential decision must be read out in the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the DECADES OF TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT programme aims to support a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector that can contribute to the SDGs.
The DECADES OF TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENTprogramme will promote tourism’s role in the following six key areas:
(1) Inclusive, equitable, sustainable and ethicaly driven economic growth
(2) Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction
(3) Resource efficiency, environmental protection and combating climate change
(4) Cultural values, diversity and heritage
(5) Promotion of global understanding, peace and security
(6) Promoting history as a tool for development and cultural tourism
The European Tourism Academy (ETA), the European Council on Tourism and Trade Agency, has been mandated to facilitate the organization and implementation of the DECADES OF TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, in collaboration with governments, relevant organizations of the European Council on Tourism and Trade system, international and regional organizations and other relevant stakeholders by appointing global leaders to be responsible for the programme completion and sustainble world development.
These leaders of world community are to be recognized and appointed as GLOBAL AMBASSADORS FOR TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT GOALS and are representing humanity best hope for a peaceful and inclusve and harmonius society.
European Council on Tourism and Trade, European Tourism Academy and The Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals will decide on the appointment of GLOBAL AMBASSADORS FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS in recognition of personalities that had offered a life time effort in promoting sustainable development, inclusive and supportive tourism and in order to harness their abilities and knowledge for the benefit of world-wide growth, employment, and development agenda 2030 of the United Nations
During the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly 154 heads of state or government adopted the bold and ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to, inter alia, - end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
Based on his universal, integrated and transformative vision, European Council on Tourism and Trade is placing its efforts and tireless work in contributing with its technical assistance and capacity-building to the achievement of these global goals.
European Council on Tourism and Trade is working with governments, public and private partners, development banks, international and regional finance institutions, the european agencies and international organizations to help achieve the SDGs.
European Council on Tourism and Trade and European Tourism Academy and The Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Ggoals developed the ‘Tourism for SDGs platform’(http://world-tourism.website2.me/european-council-for-tourism-and-trade )- which is aimed at policy makers, international organizations, academia, donors, companies and all tourism stakeholders and encourages them to engage in SDG implementation strategies.
The platform’s three main features, Learn, Educate and Communicate, are also calls for action, conversation and collaboration towards a sustainable tourism sector.
PRIME MINISTER OF KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA
GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS