The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council meets in Baku, Azerbaijan

Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council met in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 16-18 this year. More than 40 Member States along with representatives from the public and private sectors took part in the meeting. Seychelles was represented by Minister Didier Dogley, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine and Mrs. Anne Lafortune, Principal Secretary for Tourism.


The objectives of the UNWTO Council meeting are to assemble Member States for high level discussions on the direction of the global tourism sector, provide an outline of the UNWTO’s activities and development over the previous year, and make key recommendations about the future.


The key priorities of UNWTO were presented during the meeting by the organization’s Secretary-General, Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili. This includes closer alliance with the wider United Nations system, financial sustainability and a spotlight on the role that innovation, digital transformation and entrepreneurship can play in the global tourism sector.


Also among UNWTO’s priorities is to make tourism a principal source of more and better jobs and a top provider of education and training.


The meeting in Baku will be followed by the 23rd Session of UNWTO General Assembly, due to take place in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, in September 2019. Held every two years, the General Assembly is the most important high-level meeting of global Tourism Ministers and the private sector in the world.

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