Published on : Tuesday, June 13, 2017
1. The process of election of a nominee for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO for the period 2018-2021 that took place at the 105th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council on 12 May 2017 in Madrid, Spain, was conducted in full observance of the Organization’s Statutes and Rules of Procedure, including the Presentation by the Candidates, the Restrictive Private Meeting for discussion of the Candidates and the Normal Private Meeting for vote by secret ballot.
2. The various statements published by eTN are not only inaccurate but highly defamatory.
3. As per the UNWTO Statutes and Rules of Procedure, the 105th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council selected one nominee to the post of UNWTO Secretary-General (Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili of Georgia). The recommendation of the Executive Council of the one nominee will be submitted to the 22nd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly for his appointment to the post of Secretary-General in accordance with Article 22 of the UNWTO Statutes.