The UN World Tourism Organisation recently released a Discussion Paper on the occasion of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, asking for comments from a range of key stakeholders in the field. Equality in Tourism submitted a detailed response, analysing the approach to gender issues taken in the paper and providing recommendations for improvement in this area.
We commend the inclusion of SDG5 as a key theme in the Discussion Paper, but have a number of concerns with the Discussion Paper in its current format. In particular, we point out that this report fails to grasp the importance of SDG5 for achieving all other development goals, as outlined consistently across UN policy discourse.
This is an excerpt from an article first published by Equality in Tourism. Read the original article here: Equality in tourism responds to UNTWO discussion paper on International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017