Russia Withdraws From UN World Tourism Organisation
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The Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Zurab Pololikashvili announced that Russia has decided to withdraw from the UNWTO.
The UNWTO announced earlier in March that it wanted to suspend Russia over the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The UNWTO had previously described the Russian invasion of Ukraine as inconsistent with the United Nations Charter and against the fundamental purpose of the UNWTO.
Russia has decided to withdraw from the organisation even before the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's vote in the UN on 27 April 2022.
This is the first time the UNWTO has met to discuss the suspension of one of its member states.
About United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) -
Formation- 1 November 1975
Headquarters- Madrid, Spain
Secretary General- Zurab Pololikashvili
Member Countries- 160
So far, 17 member states have withdrawn from the organisation at various times.
UNWTO is a United Nations organisation that promotes tourism to promote economic growth, environmental sustainability and inclusive growth.
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