10YFP STP International Symposium and Annual Conference



2017 International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme, 7-9 December 2017, Kasane, Chobe, Botswana

Hosted by Botswana Tourism Organization, the 2017 International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP) will be held from 7-9 December 2017 in Kasane, Chobe, Makgadikgadi and Okavango Delta Ramsar Site, Botswana, under the theme "Empowering Tourism Destinations' Sustainability through Innovation". The events are co-organized by UNWTO and the Governments of France, Morocco and the Republic of Korea as the lead and co-leads of the programme respectively, with the support of the UN Environment and the 10YFP Secretariat.

The International Symposium is scheduled for 7 December and brings stakeholders of the programme and sustainable tourism experts from around the world, who are dedicated to advancing sustainable tourism globally and particularly focusing on applying innovative approaches, tools and techniques to accelerate sustainable SCP patterns in the tourism sector in both developed and developing countries. The event is open to the public. Please register here

The Annual Conference will take place on 8 December and is a meeting where annual progress, priorities and programme needs are discussed. The Conference presents opportunities for participants to exchange experiences and play an active role in shaping the priorities of the programme by using their collective intelligence to jointly develop a Call for Action. The event is open to the public. Please register here

A complimentary field visit showcasing sustainable tourism best practices will be organized on Saturday 9 December for those participants attending both the International Symposium and Annual Conference. Please register here


For more information on the International Symposium, please download the provisional programme here

For more information on the Annual Conference, please download the provisional programme here

For more information on logistics, please download the information note for participants.

For any further enquiries, please contact the Coordination Desk at stp10yfp@unwto.org.


Advancing SDG 12: Kasane Call for Action

During the Annual Conference, we will be collectively developing the Kasane Call for Action to accelerate sustainable consumption and production in the tourism sector. Our goal is to contribute to the legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and agree on the way forward to advance Agenda 2030 and more specifically Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG12) on sustainable consumption and production (SCP).
In preparation of this work and with the aim to consolidate as many inputs as possible from various stakeholders in the tourism sector, we would like to invite you to take a very short survey. Its objective is double:
- identify priority topics that should figure within the call for action;
- select members of our network, who are willing to make a pitch during the Annual Conference in Botswana and present their vision for the Call for Action.
Please take urgent action and click here to access the survey and submit your input. The survey takes between 5 and 10 minutes.


Please watch the video clip above to review the 2016 Annual Conference and International Symposium.

For information on the 2016 Annual Conference and International Symposium, please visit here.



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