PDF Tourism, War and Peace in the UN 2030 Agenda - Implementing SDG 16 or Scrapping the Idea of Sustainable Development

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Upload date 23 Dec 2023
Contributor Gordon Sillence
Country Israel
Keywords peace though tourism, peace
Topics Human Rights & Labour Rights
Target groups Businesses , Travellers , Education, Research, Consultancy , NGOs, Partnerships, Networks , Governments & Administrations
Release date 23/12/2023
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This article is a reflection on where we really are on the path to sustainable development, highlighting the escalation of a globalized nationalist war economy as the major threat to tourism development and overall socio-economic and prosperity and environmental conservation. Underlining the imperative need to implement the just, equitable and peaceful value system of Agenda 2030, it argues for tourism stakeholders to take a moral and active stance on SDG 16 -Peace Justice and Strong Institutions, calling for the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) tool to become part of tourism stakeholders formal response to those countries and corporations involved in immoral and unjust economic and political actions, focusing on its immediate application to support a ceasefire in Gaza this Christmas.

It specifically argues for  collective action should be to disinvest in Israeli companies and sanction their government through the EU and UN. Specifically these means working towards: 

  • Boycott travel to Israel on Air Israel and other air lines flying into Israel
  • Cancelling all holidays to Tel Aviv and the Israeli coastline
  • To ban Israel form participating at the ITB Berlin, Fitour and the London Travel Market and other travel and tourism trade shows
  • To ban Israel from major sports events such as the Olympics
  • Remove their vote in the UN general assembly to observer status.