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India re-elected to UNWTO Council

India has been re-elected to the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation for another four-year term.

India has been re-elected to the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation for another four-year term.

The 18th General Assembly session of UNWTO was being held in Astana in Kazakhstan from October 5-8.

The Executive Council is the governing body of the UNWTO which is responsible for ensuring that the organization carries out the work and adheres to its budget.

It meets twice a year and comprises 31 members elected by the General Assembly in a ratio of one for every five members.

India is a member of the Executive Council continuously for the last 19 years. During this period,India has been elected to the chairmanship of the Council twice.

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Indian delegation to the 18th session of the General Assembly is being led by Sanjay Kothari,Additional Secretary,Tourism Ministry.