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August 17, 2018

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Ambassador of Senegal presents credentials to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The Ambassador of Senegal, H.E. Mr Mamadou Sow, has presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, accrediting him as Permanent Representative of his country to UNWTO. UNWTO is the United Nations specialized agency for tourism and is based in Madrid, Spain. During the meeting, Rifai expressed to Ambassador

Ambassador of Yemen presents credentials to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The Ambassador of Yemen, H.E. Mr Nabil Khalid Hassan Maisery, has presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, accrediting him as Permanent Representative of his country to UNWTO. UNWTO is the United Nations specialized agency for tourism and is based in Madrid, Spain. During the meeting, Rifai expressed

UNWTO Secretary-General criticized WorldTourismWire at packed Madrid Ambassador meeting

At yesterdays UNWTO Ambassador meeting in Madrid, ahead of the General Assembly next month in China, the outgoing Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Rifai, chose to make curiously timed, critical remarks about investigative media articles by eTN and WorldTourismWire related to the UNWTO Secretary General election, threatening with legal action. Rifai introduced Ambassador  Zurab Pololikashvili the widely

UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador, Praya Lundberg, meets with Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha

BANGKOK – Praya Lundberg, UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador, met with Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha at the Government House of Thailand. This meeting is the first of its kind since Praya’s appointment as Goodwill Ambassador in January 2017. During the meeting, Praya expressed her gratitude to the Royal Thai Government for generously hosting refugees for

UNWTO Aug 25 meeting in Madrid will have surprise guests

As reported by WorldTourismWire the UNWTO Secretary General called for a meeting of Madrid based ambassadors on August 25  to discuss the General Assembly. Most certainly Zimbabwe’s concern about flaws in the election process of the nominated Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili should be a major issue for debate. It appears WorldTourismWire reports encouraged Ambassador Rudo Chitiga from

The UNWTO Election Fiasco Continues

Is the UNWTO blocking Walter Mzembi’s proposal for agenda items on widespread Secretary-General election irregularities to be presented to the full General Assembly next month in Chengdu, China? It appears that may well be the very unfortunate case. In recent days, the UNWTO disingenuously proposed to put Zimbabwe’s agenda items to the Executive Council, instead

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