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UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

The 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly just concluded in Saint Petersburg, Russia, running from September 9-13, 2019.

This was a politically important event for Russia and over 1,000 participants from 124 countries discussed issues relevant to travel and tourism with responsible and sustainable tourism being the guiding theme of the gathering.

The event raised eyebrows after the popular former UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai was not invited and allegations of disturbing irregularities surfaced.

Along with the questionable issues, there was also many relevant discussions and plenty of fun.

The widely-anticipated and expected announcement from the United States of America to join UNWTO as a new member did not happen. No status was available on that decision.

Here is a summary of the UNWTO General Assembly in pictures courtesy of the Roscongress Foundation.

111th session of the Executive Council

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

3rd Plenary

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Cocktail hosted by Russian Federation

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Affiliate Members Board

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Lunch hosted by Philippines

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Ministerial Debate on “Education and Employment in Tourism”

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Welcome Ceremony hosted by the Russian Federation

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Programme and Budget Committee

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

High-level Summit on Innovation and Sustainable Development in Tourism

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

2nd Plenary Session

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Lunch hosted by Morocco

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Credentials Committee

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

1st Plenary Session

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Official Opening

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Welcome Cocktail and UNWTO Awards Ceremony

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

High-level Forum on Medical and Health Tourism

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Associate Members meeting

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Committee for the Review of Applications for Affiliate Membership

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Committee on Tourism & Competitiveness

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Regional Commission for Africa

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Committe on Tourism & Sustainability

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

41st UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session

UNWTO General Assembly concludes amidst controversy and relevant issues

Visit to Peterhof Park & Palace with an excursion and reception

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