Nigeria presides over 3rd Plenary of UNWTO General Assembly

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Nigeria on Friday presided over the 3rd Plenary of the ongoing 22nd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in Chengdu, China.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed represented the country in his capacity as the Vice President, Africa of the UN body.

United Nations World Tourism Organisation was established to promote tourism globally.

Nigeria emerged Vice- President of UNWTO on Wednesday by affirmation of more than 1300 delegates attending the General Assembly from 130 countries.

The maiden assignment by Mohammed as UNWTO vice president witnessed the presentation and adoption of four documents on programmes and works of the organisation for 2016-2017.

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The first presentation delivered to the general assembly by the out-going UNWTO Secretary General, Dr Taleb Rifai was on “Implementation of the General Programme of Work for 2016-2017’’.

Rifai also presented “Report on the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’’ and “UNWTO Convention on the Protection of Tourists and on the Right and Obligations of Tourism Service Providers’’.

The last presentation on “The International Sustainable Tourism on Eliminating Poverty, ST-EP Foundation was presented by Mrs Dho YoungShin from South Korea’’.

The four documents were adopted by the General Assembly by affirmation after their respective presentations and the Vice President’s open requests to delegates.

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