Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017
Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry, and the current Chairperson of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa is Africa’s top and most preferred candidate for the UNWTO Secretary-General position, and this is being unanimously endorsed by the African Heads of State and Government at the AU Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, in July, 2016. The post of UNWTO Secretary-General has never been held by any African before.
The African Union-endorsed contender for the position of Secretary-General of the UNWTO is set to formally launch his candidature at an important reception event to be held in Madrid, Spain, on January 19, 2017.