member states of the world tourism organization; The World Tourism Organization, strongly endorsed his leadership and vision for the sector.
During the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly, held in Madrid, Spain, members from all regions of the world agreed on the organization’s work program and endorsed key initiatives designed to build more resilient, inclusive and sustainable tourism.
This General Assembly brought together over a thousand delegates from 135 countries, including 84 tourism ministers, as well as business and destination leaders and representatives of major international organizations.
In the opening to the assembly, the Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, noted the spirit of solidarity and determination that defined tourism’s response to an unprecedented crisis.
in your presentation inform members, wanted to show how the focus on cooperation and harmonization of protocols, political advocacy and obtaining financial support for tourism, had helped the sector mitigate the effects of the pandemic and laid the foundations for the resumption of tourism in many parts of a country.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, wanted to highlight the importance of the General Assembly, as well as the high place of the World Tourism Organization on the global agenda, and welcomed the delegates and asked them to work together for a “green, inclusive and sustainable future.
Guterres noted, ‘Congratulations OMT Secretary General Pololikashvili and I hope that the decisions taken in the General Assembly will help restore confidence in travel and make the world move safely so that developing economies can reap the benefits of sustainable tourism.
Member states voted personally to approve the appointment of Mr. Pololikashvili by the UNWTO Executive Board as Secretary-General for a second term, and thanks to this very positive vote, Pololikashvili will lead the World Tourism Organization from 2022 to 2025.
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