Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals

Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals

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TIES New Publication: Tourism and Sustainable Development

The new publication "Sustainable Tourism & the Millennium Development Goals: Effecting Positive Change" by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) discusses tourism's roles in addressing the key challenges and opportunities for sustainable development, and offers case studies, best practice examples and industry insights focusing on:

  • Alleviating poverty
  • Supporting and enhancing education
  • Addressing gender equity and the empowerment of women
  • Supporting conservation and preserving biodiversity

The practice of ecotourism and sustainable tourism has the potential to assist in conserving natural areas, alleviating poverty, empowering women, enhancing education, and improving the health and well being of local communities. The text discusses how ecotourism and sustainable tourism can assist in supporting and meeting this potential by drawing on case studies and examples. It takes a historical perspective looking at the development of ecotourism and sustainable tourism over the past twenty years, from where TIES and other associations began, and in particular the key landmarks and events that have brought ecotourism and sustainable tourism to the present day.


Order your copy of "Sustainable Tourism and the MDGs" online

Sustainable Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Millennium Development GoalsAt the Millennium Summit in September 2000, the largest gathering of world leaders in history, adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015, that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are the world's time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions-income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion-while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. They are also basic human rights; the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter, and security.


Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development





More about the Book

Editors: Dr. Kelly S. Bricker, Dr. Rosemary Black, and Dr. Stuart Cottrell

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Forward: Dr. David Western, African Conservation Centre



Ms Ayako Ezaki
Dr. Christine Buzinde
Ms Lijun Xu
Ms Svitlana Iarmolenko
Mr. Joseph M. Cheer
Prof. V.R. (René) van der Duim
Mr. Ferry van de Mosselaer
Dr. Holly Donohoe
Dr. Sylvie Blangy
Mr. Steve Noakes
Dr. Jack Carlsen

Dr. Anna Spenceley
Ms Susan Snyman
Mr. Jeremy Schultz
Mr. Nathan G. Bricker
Ms Lucky Chhetri
Ms Wendy Brewer Lama, MES
Ms. Marieloz Bonilla Moya, M.Sc.
Dr. Keri Schwab
Dr. Daniel L. Dustin
Dr. Deborah L. Kerstetter
Dr. Paul F. J. Eagles

Dr. Carl Cater
Mr. Brad Nahill
Mr. Chris Pesenti
Dr. Wolfgang Strasdas, PhD.
Mr. Hitesh Mehta FASLA
Ms Emily Eddins
Dr. Rachel Dodds, PhD.
Ms Kelly Galaski
Mr. Richard G. Edwards
Ms Erika Harms
Dr. Jana Raadik-Cottrell, PhD.




Photo credits (from left): Lucky Chhetri and Wendy Brewer Lama; Jeremy Schultz and Nathan Bricker; Brad Nahill and Chris Pesenti




About TIES

As the world's oldest and largest international ecotourism association, TIES seeks to be the global source of knowledge and advocacy uniting communities, conservation, sustainable travel..




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The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference will highlight global challenges and local opportunities, supporting sustainable development of tourism and promoting solutions that balance conservation, communities and sustainable travel.

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