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The International Task Force on Sustainable Tourism Development is a voluntary initiative led by France. Its main objective is to encourage the implementation of actions that promote sustainability in tourism by developing tools that support the various stakeholders in achieving this objective. The Task Force also presents and disseminates existing initiatives to inspire the replication of pilot projects and good practices on sustainable tourism. The Taskforce is comprised of members from 18 developed and developing countries, nine international organisations, seven non-governmental organisations, and seven international business associations.

The recommendations will be presented during preparations for the 18th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in 2010, where the development of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) will be discussed. It will also be presented at the UNWTO General Assembly by a group of Member States in October 2009. Members of the Task Force recommended this document to be disseminated among all relevant stakeholders who have responsibilities for sustainable tourism development.

A shorter version of this document will be produced for communication purposes. The policy recommendations address key stakeholders – governments including local authorities, indigenous and local communities, international organisations, the private sector, NGOs and consumers. These recommendations build upon the projects of the ITF-STD, and lessons learned on promoting sustainable tourism.

Download the full report here .

This article is quoted from Tourism ROI Newsletter published on 2010-04-01.

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