By BOTT Desk
In a big win for India, the New Delhi Declaration was adopted during the G20 Summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the adoption and said it was made possible after cooperation from all. The Goa Roadmap for Tourism is part of the Declaration which includes key features and the geopolitical aspects of the declaration that focuses on 4 Ps: Planet, People, Peace and Prosperity.
As part of point B, Accelerating Progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Declaration mentions the role of tourism in achieving SDGs. It says, “Highlight the crucial role of tourism and culture as a means for sustainable socioeconomic development and economic prosperity, and take note of the Goa Roadmap for Tourism as one of the vehicles for achieving the SDGs.”
“I have received good news. Due to the hard work of our team, consensus has been built on New Delhi #G20 Leaders’ Summit Declaration. My proposal is to adopt this leadership declaration. I announce to adopt this declaration. On this occasion, I congratulate my Sherpa, ministers, who worked hard for it and made it possible..,” said PM Narendra Modi.
UNWTO, as the knowledge partner of India’s G20 Presidency, had developed the Goa Roadmap for Tourism as a Vehicle for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Roadmap is built around the five priority areas of the Tourism Working Group under India’s G20 Presidency: 1. Green Tourism; 2. Digitalization; 3. Skills; 4. Tourism micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and; 5. Destination Management
The Roadmap was developed by UNWTO with the G20 Tourism Working Group and includes for each of the areas a set of objectives and recommended actions, highlighting the interconnection between the different priorities and their distinct contributions to the SDGs. It also includes a set of case studies illustrating how these priorities are being advanced among the G20 countries.
India’s #G20Presidency has been the most ambitious in history of G-20. 73 outcomes (lines of effort) and 39 annexed documents (presidency documents, not including Working Group outcome documents). With 112 outcomes and presidency documents, we have more than doubled the substantive work from previous presidencies. 2x-5x number of outcomes and annexed documents as compared to previous presidencies. The Indian Presidency of the G20 has been the most ambitious and action-oriented in all of #G20 Presidencies.