2017- the year that education changed the economics of everyone why can't UN design modula sdg livelihoods curricula2018 - YouthWorldAffairs -what if new york was rated by sustainability goals generation world class at jobs-connecting education as well as investment banking and media - join our meetings preparing before and after collaborations with WISE@UNGA UN sept 2018
-help map education and sustainability's 7 most wonderful summits for under 30s at www.valuetrue.com xmas 2017 puzzle is it possible to blockchain the world carbon emissions market? summit debrief wise paris march 2019 - fast tracks 09
Thursday, October 25, 2018
there's an interesting symbiosis i noted from this week's biannual 5000 person unctad summit in geneva and the much less public ITU
most big projects guterres is interested in have a hub link inside unctad (and remember jack ma is youth envoy to unctad)- most of the first 1000 non-chinese students at the new alibaba university are being chosen by unctad
the project leaders of the ITU UNCTAD and special tech report guterres has asked eg jack ma and melinga gates to produce all know each other and clearly come to geneva often
the chinese head of the ITU enjoys a 8 year term through to 2022 - in other words i believe china and un are partnering on lot of tech oriented sgd projects https://www.itu.int/web/pp-18/en/ - the constitution of the IMF requires it to move to beijing by 2022
remember too that while the hq of world economic forum is geneva, its summer summit is always in china and it has started one of its first 3 industrial revolution 4 hubs out of beijing (the other two are tokyo and san francsico)
in geneva there is a sense that tech is at many tipping pomts but this can be a positive thing if citizens/students demand it
some of us have been intermittently meeting for over 15 years now discussing where can tech help communities thrive- if we dont map the next 18 ,omths now ie the next one and half student yeeas that end with jack ma massive expo celebration at tokyo olympics then we may never sail of sustainabliity's boat
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
New UNWTO Global Report on Inclusive Tourism Destinations launched on the occasion of UN Day 2018
Madrid, Spain, 24 October 2018 – A new report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), produced in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Member globaldit, presents a model for inclusive tourism destinations. ‘Global Report on Inclusive Tourism: Model and success stories” is launched on the occasion of the UN Day 2018 celebration in Madrid, Spain.
Modelling inclusive tourism destinations on the capacity of tourism to integrate disadvantaged groups and benefit from its activity, is at the centre of this report. Showcasing how tourism can function as a vehicle for sustainable development, and the reduction of poverty and inequality, in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Model for inclusive tourism destinations presented in this Global Report contributes directly to SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth and SDG 10 – Reduction of inequalities; but also SDG 5 – Gender equality and SDG 17 – Global partnership for sustainable development.
“As globalization, interconnectivity and a growing middle class leads to ever more people travelling, the world will continue seeming to get smaller and inclusion will become even more of a priority,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. He added that this publication “will serve as an important tool for the tourism community to create and promote inclusion in destinations, and a valuable reference for all tourism stakeholders in developing best practices for a more inclusive sector”.
In addition, this report highlights the need to foster discussion on and examine new approaches to inclusive tourism in order to drive tourism’s long-term sustainability.
Various experts from organizations in the field of tourism and the SDGs contributed to this report: the Ashoka Foundation, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Google, IE University, PREDIF, the SDG Fund, Airbnb, Vinces, Walhalla DCS and Ekin Consulting. It also features success stories from a variety of stakeholders, such as the Gauteng Tourism Authority, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, CENFOTUR, Korea Tourism Organization, VisitScotland, Chemonics and the State of Michoacán, Mexico.
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