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Samarkand will host 99th session of UNWTO from October 1

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Samarkand will host 99th session of UNWTO from October 1

By Agha Iqrar Haroon

Samarkand will host 99th session of UNWTO from October 1Islamabad: 99 session of UNWTO will be held in Samarkand during October 1 to October 4, 2014.

In accordance with decision CE/DEC/19(XCVIII), the Executive Council will hold its ninety-ninth session on 1-4 October 2014 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) voted for holding its 99th session in Samarkand, Uzbekistan at its meeting on 6 June 2014. The decision was taken at the 98th session of the Executive Committee of the UNWTO held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain June 4, 2014. The selection of venue was made on open voting and all members of the UNWTO Executive Committee voted for Samarkand.

An opening ceremony, followed by a welcome dinner, is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 1 October, at 19:00, at the Registan Plaza hotel. The working sessions of the Council will take place at the Samarkand Reception House.

 

Issues to be discussed during the Ninety-ninth Session of UNWTO

– International tourism in 2014 and prospects for 2015

– Mainstreaming tourism in the global agenda

– Implementation of the general programme of work for 2014-2015

– Implementation of the general programme of work for 2014-2015, Addendum

– Preparation of the general programme of work for 2016-2017

– UNWTO activities in the United Nations system

– World Tourism Day 2014

– Report of the Working Group on Official Development Assistance

– Report of the Programme and Budget Committee (Programme part)

– Financial situation of the Organization

– Application of Article 34 of the Statutes and paragraph 13 of the Financing Rules

– IPSAS progress report: UNWTO restated Statement of Financial Position compliant with IPSAS as at 1 January 2014

– Information and communication technologies at the Secretariat

– Joint Inspection Unit recommendations in the context of the White Paper

– New membership

– Report of the Programme and Budget Committee (Budget part)

– Report of the Chair of the Affiliate Members

– Report of the Committee for the Review of Applications for Affiliate Membership

– Proposal of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan: “Prevention of Promotion of Conflict Zones as Tourism Destinations and Using Tourism for Illegal Purposes”

– Thematic discussion: “Tourism and Culture: Creating New Partnership Models

Read programe of the Session to click this link 

Read Report of UNWTO Secretary General to be submitted at the Session to click this link 

Click here to read more about Silk Road Tourism 

Click here to read tourism Initiatives in Central Asia 

 

Contact details of the organizers

Mr. Munir RAYES

Chief of Conference Services

Tel.: +34 915 678 189

E-mail: conf@unwto.org

Ms. Azucena PERNÍA

Senior Assistant, Conference Services

Tel.: +34 915 678 188

E-mail: council@unwto.org

Mr. Dmitriy ILIN

Senior Assistant

Tel.: +34 915 678 167

E-mail: dilin@unwto.org

Mr. Farrukh RIZAEV

Chairman of the NC “Uzbektourism”

Tel.: (+998 71) 233-54-14

E-mail: frizaev@uzbektourism.uz

Mr. Diyor PULATOV

Head of the Department on International Relations, Investment and Grants Attraction

Tel.: (+998 71) 233-84-31

E-mail: dpulatov@uzbektourism.uz

Mr. Bobur ALMETOV

Silk Road Office in Uzbekistan

Mobile: (+998 93) 500-33-35

E-mail: bobur_alm@mail.ru

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