Dr. Mzembi hands over his nomination papers for UNWTO Secretary-General Elections

Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

Dr. Mzembi hands over UNWTODr. Walter Mzembi, African Union-endorsed probable candidate for the UNWTO Secretary-General elections set to take place in May, officially deposited his nomination papers to Dr. Taleb Rifai, the current UNWTO head, last Saturday. The occasion was witnessed by Dr. Mzembi’s wife, Mrs. Barbara Perez Hernandez, UNWTO legal counsel, Ms. Elcia de Grandcourt, UNWTO regional director for Africa and members of Dr. Mzembi’s campaign team.

Dr. Mzembi submitted an official nomination letter signed by President Mugabe, a two-page CV, a six page statement of policy and management intent and a certification of sound health. Upon receiving the official nomination papers, Dr. Rifai thanked Dr. Mzembi for making the effort for personally depositing the needed paperwork and congratulated him on his impressive campaigning efforts and wished him well for the upcoming election for the Secretary-General’s post.


The election of the new UNWTO Secretary-General will take place during the course of the forthcoming 105th meeting of the UNWTO Executive Council which is set to be held in Madrid, Spain from May 11-12, 2017. Besides Dr. Mzembi, there are four other candidates who have officially declared their candidature for the Secretary-General position. The election will be conducted by secret ballot.

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