The Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy has been invited by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) to speak on the advancement of international tourism and how it relates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at the UN headquarters the following week.
Reddy will present at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), which will take place in New York City from July 10 to July 14. “Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels” is the theme of the UN HLPF. On July 13 and 14, Reddy will speak at the UN headquarters in his capacity as the G-20 Tourism Chair.
According to officials, the debates and gatherings will bring together senior political and business leaders to talk about how to speed up the tourism sector’s efforts towards the SDGs while acknowledging the importance of tourism in economies and society around the world, as demonstrated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The implementation of the “India Declaration” and “Goa Road Map,” which were agreed upon during the Goa Ministerial Meeting, is intended to further partnerships and collaborations between nations and stakeholders as well as advance the SDGs, they added.
The HLPF serves as the main UN platform for monitoring and reviewing the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on a global scale. The participants will examine policy recommendations and talk about inclusive recovery strategies to deal with the pandemic’s effects on the SDGs.