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Zambia elected to UNWTO Executive Council

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From Left to Right: Dr. Liya Nawa Mutale Permanent Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Arts, Mr. Augusto de Castaneda Vice President-Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Charles Romel Banda M.P Minister of Tourism and Arts, H.E Amb. Humphrey Chilu Chibanda Zambia’s Ambassador to Spain and Permanent Representative to the UNWTO
From Left to Right: Dr. Liya Nawa Mutale Permanent Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Arts, Mr. Augusto de Castaneda Vice President-Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hon. Charles Romel Banda M.P Minister of Tourism and Arts, H.E Amb. Humphrey Chilu Chibanda Zambia’s Ambassador to Spain and Permanent Representative to the UNWTO

Tourism and Arts Minister Charles Banda MP has once again pushed for more Zambia’s leadership role in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

At its 107th Session meeting held in Chengdu, China at the close of its 22nd Session General Assembly, Zambia was elected as Chair of the Executive Council for the year 2019. Further, the 107th Executive Council session unanimously returned Zambia’s role as 1st Vice Chair of the Council for the year 2018 before assuming the chairship of the UNWTO governing board in 2019.
Zambia becomes the first country in the history of the UNWTO to be granted a leadership in the Executive Council for a 3-year consecutive period.

In 2015 at its 21st Session General Assembly held in Medellin Columbia, Zambia was elected into the Executive Council for a period ending 2019.

This came after 30 years of not being part of the UNWTO governing Board. In 2016 at its 104th Executive Council Session held in Luxor Egypt, Zambia was elected as 1st Vice Chair of the Council for the year 2017.

Speaking in Chengdu, China, after being granted this leadership role, Mr. Banda stated that, this was a great achievement for the country and will ensure Zambia adds a voice to the development of tourism in the world.

Mr. Banda has said the decision by the 107th Executive Council meeting to return Zambia as the 1st Vice Chair of the Council provides Zambia with an opportunity to have a vital role in the assembling of the new team at the UNWTO Secretariat as the new Secretary-General elect Ambassador Zurab Pololikashvili of Georgia assumes office in January, 2018.

Mr Banda added that with renewed mandate as 1st Vice Chair of the Council, Zambia will play a leadership role as the UNWTO embarks on reforms in the organisation as decided by the 106th Session Executive Council.

At its 106th Session Executive Council meeting the Council decided to embark on reforms that will strengthen the rules of procedures of the organisation, a task that starts in 2018.
On the Executive Council Council’s decision to elect Zambia as Chair of the Council for the 2019, Mr. Banda said this signifies the confidence that the Council has in Zambia’s leadership in the organisation.

As Chair of the Council for the year 2019, Zambia will preside over the holding of the 23rd Session General Assembly to be held in St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation.

And Zambia’s Ambassador to France who isZambia elected to UNWTO Executive Council
Tourism and Arts Minister Charles Banda MP has once again pushed for more Zambia’s leadership role in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

At its 107th Session meeting held in Chengdu, China at the close of its 22nd Session General Assembly, Zambia was elected as Chair of the Executive Council for the year 2019. Further, the 107th Executive Council session unanimously returned Zambia’s role as 1st Vice Chair of the Council for the year 2018 before assuming the chairship of the UNWTO governing board in 2019.
Zambia becomes the first country in the history of the UNWTO to be granted a leadership in the Executive Council for a 3-year consecutive period.

In 2015 at its 21st Session General Assembly held in Medellin Columbia, Zambia was elected into the Executive Council for a period ending 2019.

This came after 30 years of not being part of the UNWTO governing Board. In 2016 at its 104th Executive Council Session held in Luxor Egypt, Zambia was elected as 1st Vice Chair of the Council for the year 2017.

Speaking in Chengdu, China, after being granted this leadership role, Mr. Banda stated that, this was a great achievement for the country and will ensure Zambia adds a voice to the development of tourism in the world.

Mr. Banda has said the decision by the 107th Executive Council meeting to return Zambia as the 1st Vice Chair of the Council provides Zambia with an opportunity to have a vital role in the assembling of the new team at the UNWTO Secretariat as the new Secretary-General elect Ambassador Zurab Pololikashvili of Georgia assumes office in January, 2018.

Mr Banda added that with renewed mandate as 1st Vice Chair of the Council, Zambia will play a leadership role as the UNWTO embarks on reforms in the organisation as decided by the 106th Session Executive Council.

At its 106th Session Executive Council meeting the Council decided to embark on reforms that will strengthen the rules of procedures of the organisation, a task that starts in 2018.

On the Executive Council Council’s decision to elect Zambia as Chair of the Council for the 2019, Mr. Banda said this signifies the confidence that the Council has in Zambia’s leadership in the organisation.

As Chair of the Council for the year 2019, Zambia will preside over the holding of the 23rd Session General Assembly to be held in St. Petersburg in the Russian Federation.
And Zambia’s Ambassador to France who is also the Permanent Representative to the UNWTO stated that he was delighted for these two new leadership roles the Executive Council has given to Zambia in the UNWTO.

Ambassador Chibanda has reiterated that in line with Zambia’s quest to increase the presence in international diplomacy Zambia shall continue seeking to provide leadership in various international organizations.

Mr. Banda and the delegation are expected back in Zambia on 18 th September 2017. also the Permanent Representative to the UNWTO stated that he was delighted for these two new leadership roles the Executive Council has given to Zambia in the UNWTO.

Ambassador Chibanda has reiterated that in line with Zambia’s quest to increase the presence in international diplomacy Zambia shall continue seeking to provide leadership in various international organizations.

Mr. Banda and the delegation are expected back in Zambia on 18 th September 2017.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I wonder how sitting on this council benefits the orphan in Cairo Road. It just benefits the guys who will be travelling, living in expensive hotels, earning per diems and buying gifts for the side chicks.

  2. Your right “The Saint” the UNWTO like The UN are a waste of money and time, what has the UNWTO produced in the last 30 yrs? even the conference held at Vic Falls for world public servants in 2013, did it put Zambia on the map , No Livingstone is dead, because the only delegates were public servants on per diems and they were only there for the free stuff. The UNWTO is just a gentleman’s club for a elite few. Just as the UN has done nothing for Zambia for the last 50 yrs, we are still where we were 50 yrs ago. A office in Lusaka and lots of conferences and UN cars and workers but no real results for whats been spent.

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