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Formal launch of candidature of Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry for UNWTO Secretary General

Unanimously endorsed by African Heads of State and Government at the AU Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, in July, 2016, Hon. Dr.

Unanimously endorsed by African Heads of State and Government at the AU Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda, in July, 2016, Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry, and the current Chairperson of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa, assumed the mantle of Africa’s candidate for the top United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) post – a position which has never before been held by an African.


The African Union-endorsed candidate for the post of Secretary General of UNWTO is set to formally launch his candidature at a landmark reception event to be held in Madrid, Spain, on January 19, 2017.