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International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme
The International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP) were held from 11-12 November 2016 in Marrakech as part of a three-day Tourism Side Event during the 22nd Session of Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP22) under the theme "Advancing Sustainable Tourism in a Changing Climate".
The two events were organized by the 10YFP STP which is a partnership led by UNWTO with the Governments of France, Morocco and the Republic of Korea as co-leads and hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of Morocco, with the support of the 10YFP Secretariat at UN Environment.
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Sustainable Tourism Conference & Symposium on Accelerating the Shift towards Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, 20-21 April 2016, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
(From left to right) Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism of Jamaica; Hon. Lahcen Haddad, Minister of Tourism of Morocco; Hon. Mohammed AbuZaid Mustafa Mohamed, Minister of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife of Sudan; Mrs. Bulelwa Seti, Chief Director Africa and Middle East, National Department of Tourism of South Africa; Hon. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Zimbabwe, CAF Chairman; Hon. Amar Ghoul, Minister of Tourism, Land Management and Handicrafts of Algeria; Hon. Benjamin Roberts, Minister of Tourism of the Gambia and Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism Programme, UNWTO.
The Sustainable Tourism Conference & Symposium on Accelerating the Shift towards Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in Africa was held back to back with the Fifty-eighth Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa and within the framework of SITA (Salon International du Tourisme d’Abidjan). It gathered Ministers of Tourism of Africa, high-level officials, tourism stakeholders and Affiliate members to share their visions and experiences concerning the integration of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) into the tourism sector.
On the first day, Ministers from Algeria, Ghana, Islamic Republic of the Gambia, Jamaica, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, and Zimbabwe, discussed their plans to address the recently approved Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goals 8 and 12 which include specific targets for the tourism sector with regards to sustainable economic growth and SCP. Moreover, representatives from UNCTAD, Embassy of Cameroon to Spain, Tourism Ministry of Côte d’Ivoire, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Climate Change Fund, UNDP Côte d’Ivoire, GIZ GmbH, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), debated on enhancing sustainable tourism investment and financing.
The second day, representatives from GSTC, UEMOA, East Africa Tourism Platform, Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, OIPR, FITUR/IFEMA, ECOWAS, RETOSA, FTT, Afrique Nature, and ECO-CI, discussed the importance of improving collaboration among stakeholders to enhance the tourism sector's performance with regards to SCP. All in all, the Sustainable Tourism Conference & Symposium resulted in enhanced dialogue on decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation by accelerating SCP patterns in the tourism sector in relation to the SDGs and the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme.
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Regional Symposium on Sustainable Tourism in Africa, January 26-27th, 2016, Rabat, Morocco
The Regional Symposium on Sustainable Tourism in Africa aimed at promoting the integration of sustainable development principles into tourism policies through the increase of the economic and social advantages for local communities and the preservation of biodiversity and natural assets of the African destination. This event was held in the margin of Morocco's celebration of the 1st edition of its "Moroccan Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Day" in January, 25th, 2016 - Rabat.
The event gathered delegations from several African countries who shared their visions and experiences, alongside NGOs, Experts and Moroccan representatives of public & private institutions. A technical workshop - facilitated by UNEP experts - was organized on the 2nd day of the Symposium - where participants were invited to:
- Initiate a thinking process on sustainability integration in upstream planning of tourism and destination strategies;
- Identify, prioritize and target for projects and the persistent barriers (and key recommendations to overcome them) to their successful implementation and sustainable tourism achievements;
- Identify the right indicators and report on measures with the guidance of UNWTO's Sustainable Tourism projects indicators.
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The Programme of the event can be downloaded here.
10YFP Flagship Project Development Workshop, 15 July 2015, Paris, France
This Workshop aimed at providing actors in the 10YFP programmes (Leads, Co-Leads, Members of Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committees and Partners) with the creative space to bring together project consortia to develop large-scale project proposals, share knowledge and information on funding opportunities, engage in detailed planning and make the link with flagship projects under development in other programmes of the 10YFP. The outcomes of this workshop led to the identification and formulation of a refined list of promising projects, including some which are transversal across more than one programme. For further information please visit the official web of the 10YFP Secretariat or download the notes on the meeting prepared by the 10YFP STP Team.
First Global Meeting of the 10YFP, 14-15 May 2015, New York, UN Headquarters, USA
The objectives of the 1st Global Meeting of the 10YFP were manifold:
Global Stakeholder Meeting of the 10YFP, 14 May 2015:
- Illustrate and explore the universal nature and added value of shifting towards SCP for the achievement of sustainable development;
- Promote the 10YFP as an implementation mechanism of the SDGs and Post-2015 Development Agenda, with a focus on programmes, their delivery at regional and national levels, and measurement of capacity built through them;
- Explore the capacity of the 10YFP and its programmes to support the SDGs and the shift to SCP.
Implementing and Inter-linking 10YFP Programmes, 15 May 2015:
- Coordinate for a coherent delivery and accelerated implementation of the 10YFP programmes, operationalizing the collective impact approach;
- Increase the 10YFP programmes’ capacity to create synergies with current regional and national strategies and initiatives;
- Identify joint work areas and potentially transformative, large-scale projects and initiatives spanning more than one 10YFP programme.
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10YFP STP Session within the Framework of the 5th Conference of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism (GPST), 25 February 2015, Windhoek, Namibia
The Conference, held at the Windhoek Country Club & Resort, in Namibia, 23-25 February 2015, included a Session on the 10YFP STP. The Session gathered representatives from the 10YFP Secretariat, Lead, Co-Leads, Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee and Partners, especially those Partners transitioning from GPST to 10YFP STP. The state of the affairs of the 10YFP STP was presented highlighting its structure, objectives and intended areas of work. Moreover, the Ministry of Tourism of Morocco showcased their experience integrating sustainable consumption and production into tourism policies and strategies. Lastly, there were brainstorming and discussion about the types of projects to be implemented within the framework of the 10YFP STP as well as monitoring and evaluation. On the left, the closing ceremony (from left to right: Mr. Charles Arden-Clarke, 10YFP Secretariat; Dr. Mihee Kang, representing the Government of the Republic of Korea as Co-Lead of the 10YFP STP; Dr. Dirk Glaesser, Representing UNWTO as Lead of the 10YFP; Ms. Nada Roudies, representing the Government of Morocco as Co-Lead of the 10YFP STP and former Chair of the GPST; Mr. Etienne Coffin, representing the Government of France as Co-Lead of the 10YFP STP and former Vice Chair of the GPST).
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Open Meeting of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) at FITUR Green 2015, 28 January 2015
An Open meeting of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) of the 10YFP STP was held on 28 January 2015, in the framework of FITUR Green 2015 (28 to 30 January 2015). MAC Members shared success stories, initiatives, projects and experiences aimed at maximizing tourism’s unique potential to accelerate the shift to sustainable consumption and production along and across the value chain.
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Launch of the 10YFP STP, 5 November 2014, London, UK
The 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP) was launched in London, on 5 November 2014, on the occasion of the World Responsible Tourism Day, at World Travel Market (WTM). Download the press release of the launch.
[Dr . Lahcen Haddad, Minister of Tourism for the Kingdom of Morocco, and UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai at the launch of the 10YFP STP]