Sustainable development and peace cannot be achieved unless we involve young people and create the conditions that allow them to reach and unleash their full potential.
UNWTO, the specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, and Giffoni Opportunity, famous for its international youth film festival, are joining forces to design and implement the Global Youth Tourism Summit.
The GYTS is a global series of international events where children and youth will develop, share and discuss their innovative ideas, vision and proposals for the future of sustainable tourism within the global framework of the UN Agenda 2030 and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The event will bring together children and youth, aged 12 to 18, with UN and government officials, representatives of the tourism industry, globally recognised celebrities, tourism experts and other major stakeholders.
The 1st Global Youth Tourism Summit will take place in Sorrento (Italy) from 23 to 25 August 2021.
Participants will explore different aspects of responsible and sustainable tourism through a variety of interactive activities: workshops, roundtables, masterclasses, plenary sessions, cultural and sports activities and UNWTO General Assembly simulations.