POSTCARDS INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT

POSTCARDS INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FOR DEVELOPMENT  

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The year offers "an occasion to sensitize greater numbers of people to spread awareness of the great patrimony of various cultures and to highlight a better appreciation of the intrinsic values of diverse cultures, and thus contribute to strengthening world peace". The decision taken to promote sensitive, conscious and respectful tourism enters into the general framework introduced in 2015 of the need for sustainable human development. The four postcards (0.95, 1.00, 2.30, 3.00 euro) are works by artist Francesco Bongiorni, his first in collaborating with the Philatelic Office.