The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is starting the new year with the 113th session of the Executive Council Meeting in Madrid, Spain, during January 18-19.
Today, the Executive Council meeting will also include the election for the position of UNWTO Secretary General for the term 2022-2025.
Incumbent Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili has made himself available for re-election for a second term, while the Kingdom of Bahrain has nominated Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa for the position.
Whoever is appointed Secretary General will have to be ratified in October by the General Assembly of the member countries.
The Executive Council is the UNWTO’s governing board and is responsible for ensuring that the organization carries out its work and adheres to its budget.
Election will be held at 15:00 on Tbilisi time.