IYSTD 2017

ICUN IYSTD 2017 Program

The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IYSTD 2017). A/RES/70/193

The United Nations, through IYSTD 2017 recognizes “the tremendous potential of the tourism industry, which accounts for some 10% of the world’s economic activity.” Sustainable Tourism helps to eradicate poverty, encourage intercultural dialogue as well as contribute to fight climate change.

About the Course

International Year of Sustainable Tourism (IYSTD 2017) Special Short Course is a limited edition course nested under the COP+23 Program and part of UNITES 2017 effort. The course emphasizes on sharing global perspectives, ranging from climate change to industry innovation through the perspective of Sustainable Tourism.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and Above

Disciplines: Open for all Disciplines

Mode: Online Course | Interaction Platform: Edmodo

Duration: Approx. 30 hours of self-study

Course Open for Registration

Fee for National Participants
₹ 699 for Students, Educators & Professionals

Group Participation Concession
Please email us on copun.iarc@gmail.com

Fee for International Participants
€ 19 for Students Educators & Professionals

Course Syllabus & How it Works

How it Works


Enroll for the program directly or through the campus ambassador / coordinator.

Fee Payment – National Participants
Fill the online form and pay the fee online through our payment gateway

Fee Payment – International Participants
Fill the online form and pay the fee via paypal.


Access: The access to online program and virtual classroom will be provided.

Please note: Access to Course Platform will be available from December 15, 2017


Assessments: Online Assessment based on Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) & Short Essay Questions
Grading: Grades A+, A and B will be awarded.


Certification: On successful completion of assessment, certificate will be awarded
Rewards like medallions (if applicable) will be dispatched along with certificates


The syllabus and course content are based upon the following pillars of IYST 2017.

  1. Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  2. Social inclusiveness, employment and poverty reduction
  3. Resource efficiency, environmental protection and climate change
  4. Cultural values, diversity and heritage
  5. Mutual understanding, peace and security