Monitoring and evaluation
ECLAC: Urgent action needed to reach UN 2030 goals
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, wants urgent attention paid to Caribbean countries in order for them to achieve the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
COVID-19 and tourism partnership
As a global phenomenon, tourism encompasses activities to include visitor flows, visitor spending, and the international ownership of tourism businesses. It was projected that these, among other activities, would collectively facilitate international tourism growth in 2020 to surpass the 2019 figures of US$9.12 billion in total contribution of travel and tourism to global gross domestic profit, which is a representation of 10.4 per cent. With the onset of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) this projection will not be realised. The United Nations World Tourism Organization has recently lamented the expected decline and the impact it will have on global economy.
Regulatory framework for the environment and human rights
The implementation of the SDGs requires the participation of all stakeholders. The State, as the main responsible agent for fulfilling the commitments of the 2030 Agenda, must promote this participation through normative, political, economic and social incentives that create multi-stakeholder enabling environments.