Regional Commissions

Regional Commissions

Established in 1975 as subsidiary organs of the General Assembly, the six Regional ‎Commissions normally meet once a year. They enable member States to maintain ‎contact with one another and with the Secretariat between sessions of the General ‎Assembly, to which they submit their proposals and convey their concerns. Each ‎Commission elects one Chairman and its Vice-Chairmen from among its Members ‎for a term of two years commencing from one session to the next session of the ‎Assembly.‎‎

Officers (2015-2017) ‎ ‎‎

UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) ‎ ‎
Chairman: Zimbabwe
Vice-Chairmen: Cameroon, Côte dÍvoire

UNWTO Commission for the Americas (CAM) ‎
Chairman: Haiti
Vice-Chairmen: Paraguay, Chile

UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (CAP) ‎ ‎
Chairman: Philippines
Vice-Chairmen: Cambodia, Japan

UNWTO Commission for Europe (CEU) ‎ ‎
Chairman: Switzerland
Vice-Chairmen: Lithuania, Montenegro

UNWTO Commission for Middle East (CME) ‎ ‎
Chairman: Lebanon
Vice-Chairmen: Egypt, Yemen

UNWTO Commission for South Asia (CSA) ‎ ‎
Chairman: India ‎
Vice-Chairmen: Bangladesh, Afghanistan

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