New York (United Nations) — The Economic and Financial Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, adopted, by consensus, a resolution presented by Morocco, on the “Promotion of sustainable tourism including ecotourism for poverty eradication and environmental protection”.
This resolution highlights the importance, in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, of fostering international cooperation so that the resumption of tourism becomes a priority and that it is designed in a responsible and ecological manner, while protecting the most vulnerable and supporting local economic fabric.
Thanks to the dynamic campaign led by Morocco, the resolution was co-sponsored by 94 member states from different regional groups.
Morocco’s leadership in the UN multilateral fora on this issue confirms the pioneering role of the Kingdom on the national and international scene in sustainable development, in accordance with the High Guidelines of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, particularly in terms of support for sectors vulnerable to shocks induced by the coronavirus crisis, including tourism.
In this regard, the Moroccan resolution highlighted several elements, including the importance of supporting the tourism sector to establish the basis for its recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The resolution also highlights the holding of the next World Tourism Assembly, to take place in Marrakech in 2021.