United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Which of the Sustainable Development Goals contribute to a more sustainable world in terms of tourism?The importance of sustainable development goalsOn 25th September 2015, countries adopted a set of targets under the United Nations supervision to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. These are called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), each consisting of targets which should be achieved by each participating country within the next 15 years.The UN declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. It’s a unique opportunity to advance the contribution of the tourism sector regarding economic, and environmental development while raising awareness of the true dimensions of a sector which is often undervalued. Listed below are Sustainable Development Goals which all should impact tourism positively.