UNIC together with Hurland Institute organized “Finding UN Information” workshop for some 15 representatives of different civil society organizations (CSOs) dealing with tourism and cultural heritage with a focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN building on 23 February 2017.
UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghmi elaborated on basic facts about the UN, UN General Assembly and its resolutions on UN observances including one which named 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as well as World Tourism Day (27 September).
Then she briefed the participants on high-level meetings of General Assembly in 2015, namely Sustainable Development Summit and Sustainable Development Goals. Among the 17 goals, she focused on goal 8 target 9, goal 12 target 10 and goal 14 target 7 which are dealing with tourism. The participants also navigated the UN website on UN and civil society, association with DPI, how to obtain ECOSOC consultative status as well as UNESCO, UNWTO, UNEP and some other UN agency websites.