SDGs fly high with Nepal’s Yeti Airlines

26th Sep, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Sep 26 : The global goals of Sustainable Development now have gained new heights in Nepal with Yeti Airlines branding for it through its ATRs branding.

The private sector aviation service provider Yeti Airlines in partnership with the United Nations Mission in Nepal rolled out the ATR’s with SDG brands in Tribhuwan International Airport on Monday.

“This is a powerful example to show the world that in partnership with the private sector, the sustainable development agenda can really take off. We are highly pleased to finally see these aeroplanes flying in Nepali skies spreading the messages on how we can tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges,” said Meyer. “In Nepal, we have been exploring ways in which the United Nations could help the local businesses grow more responsible and SDG-friendly. With Yeti, we hope to soon unveil equally inspiring joint initiatives that help Nepal meet the global goals by 2030.”

With its SDG-branded aircraft, shuttle buses, handy SDG leaflets, donate now link inclusion in Yeti Airlines official website, branding of the boarding pass and social media campaigns, the airline is expected to reach thousands of people with concrete and action-oriented messages on the global goals.

“The branding of our ATR 72-500 aircraft with UN SDGs logo demonstrates Yeti Airlines continuing commitment to promote them wherever possible and to do what it can to assist Nepal achieve them,” the statement has quoted Rai as saying.

The initiative is part of the Yeti Airlines’ ongoing partnership with the United Nations in Nepal for the promotion and achievement of the SDGs. Following an agreement earlier in May, the airliner and the UN in Nepal have come forward with a series of joint programmes and activities aimed at raising awareness on the SDGs and helping Nepal meet some of the global goals targets.

Adopted by the UN member states, including Nepal, in September 2015, SDGs, also known as the global goals, are a bold, universal agreement to end poverty in all its dimensions and craft an equal, just and secure world — for people, planet and prosperity — by 2030.

The SDGs recognise the private sector as one of the key partners in advancing the global goals. The private sector has significant potential to bring in resources, technology and innovation to aid and accelerate the SDG implementation process, the statement adds.