The recognition of the role of tourism in sustainable development and the emphasis placed in the SDGs on the development of public policies for sustainable tourism is a landmark breakthrough that provides a unique opportunity for all governments to create a sound and favourable policy foundation.
The first two years of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda have shown that countries are making headway in aligning national strategies, adapting institutional frameworks and adjusting policies to realize the SDGs.
The countries’ efforts have been reported in the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), presented by UN Member States during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in 2016 and 2017
In Tajikistan’s Voluntary National Review 2017, tourism is seen as an opportunity to achieve sustainable consumption and production and diversify tourism activities in the country. Tajikistan is rich in natural resources, and this provide conditions that are favourable for the cultivation of environmentally friendly food products and also opportunities for active development of ecological tourism.