The UN SDGs are integrated and woven throughout the Blue Community Assessment App for tourism destinations, the hotel assessment and the tourism operators assessment.  It is important to understand how the Sustainable Development Goals relate to both the GSTC Criteria and the 12 Blue Community Strategies, when evaluating the sustainability efforts of your destination community.

Monitoring the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Further Reading on UN SDGs

The seventieth UN General Assembly adopted an expansive and ambitious set of development goals that aim to “end poverty in all its forms” by 2030. The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as the UN’s chief initiative for advancing basic living standards in the world and addressing a range of issues, including armed conflict, climate change, and equality. Supporters say this set of nonbinding goals enjoys unprecedented input from governments and NGOs and will “provide the overarching narrative” of sustainable development, while critics say they are too broad, unfocused, and unrealistic.

Background Information on Sustainable Development Goals