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close this bookSustainable Tourism and Poverty Elimination (UNED-UK, 1999)
close this folder6. Institutional action
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View the document6.1 The UN commission on sustainable development should:
View the document6.2 The United Nations environment programme should:
View the document6.3 The United Nations regional commissions could:
View the document6.4 United Nations development programme should:

6.1 The UN commission on sustainable development should:

· invite countries to integrate tourism into their sustainable development strategies for the 2002 review (Earth Summit III);

· ask the review of voluntary initiatives to take on a review of the tourism voluntary codes and report this to Earth Summit III in 2002 as part of that review process;

· ask the Inter-Agency Committee of Sustainable Development (IACSD) to review the role of all agencies and programs involved in tourism to increase co-operation and identify gaps;

· consider how to tackle critical issues, such as local economic leakages, multi-stakeholder participation, consumer education, resource use, protected areas, as well as the need for capacity building of stakeholders so that they can contribute more effectively to identifying and seeking solutions for such issues;

· instruct DESA in co-operation with other relevant UN Agencies (including WTO, UNEP, UNDP), Convention Secretariats, as well as stakeholder groups, to review and develop indicators of sustainable tourism as part of their work on producing indicators on each of the chapters of Agenda 21;

· ask the Conference of the Parties to the Biodiversity Convention to report annually to the CSD on the developments related to tourism and biodiversity;

· ask governments to sign and implement the Manila Declaration on the Social Impact of Tourism;

· ask WTTC to develop a multi-stakeholder process for Green Globe.

· encourage the World Bank, as a key stakeholder, to take an active role of supporting, co-ordinating and disseminating the on-going implementation of sustainable tourism efforts;

· raise the profile of tourism within World Bank and other UN agencies.