‘Planet 50:50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality’ was the theme for 2016 Women’s Day. According to the UN, this theme was conceptualised to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which world leaders adopted in September 2015 at a UN Summit, and which are sought to be reached through 169 targets.
Take this 2030 agenda which cites tourism as the avenue for the attainment of sustainable development goals and mix it with the UN Declaration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and you have an insipid concoction in which you neither get the taste of a people-centric tourism nor do you get the taste of women’s rights or gender parity.
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