Official visits of African Tourism Ministers to UNWTO headquarters

27 Feb 18

Official visits of African Tourism Ministers to UNWTO headquarters

Strengthening member relations is at the core of the work carried by the Regional Programme for Africa.  This is evidenced through the great relationship that the Programme has developed over the years with each Member State as well as Affiliate Members from the region. Additionally, we have been encouraging Ministers when they have the possibility to visit our headquarters in order to familiarize themselves and have an in-depth view of the services that the Organization has to offer.

In each visit we ensure that we maximize the presence of the Ministers by facilitating for technical meetings and working sessions with the UNWTO Secretary-General, Executive Director and Directors of Regional Programme for Africa, Technical Cooperation and other Programmes based on the request of each country. We also endeavor to assist in organizing meetings with Spanish public entities upon request.

UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, has received at UNWTO Headquarters in January 2018 the Tourism Ministers of Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Niger, Madagascar, Uganda, Zambia, Cabo Verde, Comoros and Sudan. Meetings focused on the main priorities that UNWTO and each Member State have but also on a strategic approach to advance the tourism agenda for each Member State and the region. These meetings reiterate the cooperation and commitment of the Organization with each and every one of the countries and usually result in specific Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding between African Members and UNWTO.

The UNWTO Regional Programme for Africa encourages all Member States to continue enhancing and strengthening our relationship through such working visits.