Tourism: Seven Candidates Cleared For UNWTO Sec Gen Election Post

The Secretariat of the World Tourism Organization referring to decision CE/DEC/15(CIV) of the Executive Council at its 104th session [Luxor, Egypt, 30 October – 1 November 2016], on the procedure for the election of the Secretary-General, informs in regards to the election for the post of Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021, that as of 11 March 2017, 24:00 hours, Madrid time, the deadline for the submission of candidatures in accordance with the aforementioned decision.

The following candidatures were complete and duly accompanied by the required documents [letter of the candidate, curriculum vitae, statement of policy and management intent and a certificate of good health signed by a recognized medical facility], along with the letter of support from the Government of the country endorsing a candidate [listed in alphabetical order of the Member State]:

Armenia:

Mr. Vahan Martirosyan submitted with the support of the Government of Armenia and received on 10 March 2017;

Brazil:

Mr. Márcio Favilla submitted with the support of the Government of Brazil and received on 6 March 2017;

Colombia:

Mr. Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente submitted with the support of the Government of Colombia and received on 6 March 2017;

Georgia:

Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili submitted with the support of the Government of Georgia and received on 2 December 2016;

Republic of Korea:

Mrs. Young-shim Dho submitted with the support of the Government of the Republic of Korea and received on 24 February 2017;

Seychelles:

Mr. Alain St. Ange submitted with the support of the Government of Seychelles and received on 18 January 2017;

Zimbabwe:

Mr. Walter Mzembi submitted with the support of the Government of Zimbabwe and received on 4 March 2017;

The Secretariat received seven other applications which were not accompanied by the required documents. Consequently, the applications will not be submitted to the 105th session of the Executive Council.

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