On the framework of Paris Climate Change Conference, The European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reiterates its commitment to work towards the implementation of the Goals.
The new the Sustainable Development Goals come in continuation of the formerly known of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in the effort to steer the world in the directions of economic development, environmental protection, and human values respect.
European Council on Tourism and Trade has contributed with significant global reach, and can make an important contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in the areas of job creation, sustainable consumption and production and the preservation of natural resources.
“Issues such as combating European economic crisis and its crippling effects address climate change, and especially poverty reduction and inclusive growth need to be at the center of European development.
Now that the Goals have been approved, it is time to step up our action, time to advance policies and business strategies that minimize the negative effects of European economic crisis” said European President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
The SDGs are carved as a universal 17-goal agenda and action plan for people, the planet and prosperity for all countries and require all stakeholders to act in collaborative partnerships.
The European Council on Tourism and Trade welcomes World Humanitarian Day-2015, celebrated the world over, as an occasion to increase awareness of the public at large of the importance of humanitarian assistance and international cooperation in this area.
European Council on Tourism and Trade pays homage to all humanitarian workers.
Under the campaign “Share Humanity,” launched by the United Nations in 2015 to mark World Humanitarian Day, the European Council on Tourism and Trade pays homage to all humanitarian workers who take risks and make personal sacrifices every day to help victims of conflicts, violence or natural disasters.
In that context, European Council on Tourism and Trade firmly condemns any threat or attack against humanitarian workers and joins the appeals to protect their safety, as per the provisions of international humanitarian law.