US Head Of State Donald Trump and also UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili have something alike. Need to remain in power regardless of how. The master in adjusting political elections is from Georgia, this is the country of Georgia Two former assistant generals, one assistant SG and one UNWTO Executive director started the “Decency in Election” project with the United States based World Tourist Network The 35voting countries remain quiet after positioned and also UNWTO local workplaces were assured in return for ballots.
US President Donald Trump attempted and also shed. UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili is striving now as well as will certainly probably escape it– election control that is. “He is a smart male”, was the action by a tourism leader in a current eTN survey, describing Zurab.
Traveler experts will more than likely not storm the UNWTO Head office in Madrid like misguided voters did the other day in the US funding city Washington DC forcing their method into the United States Capitol.
Those used in travel and also tourism have no say. Ministers of tourism are voting. Nevertheless, only one-fifth of the UNWTO participant nations are enabled to elect. They remain silent, as well as the factor is manipulation.
Countries stay silent, because UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, had actually focused in the last 3 years on just 35 countries, neglecting 80% of the UNWTO member nations.
These 35 “super” countries have the power. 35 countries create the executive council. They are enabled to enact the upcoming Secretary-General elections. UNWTO Secretary-General wishes to be re-elected by any kind of rate. He additionally dislikes competitors.
This month boundaries are closed, a new lethal pressure of Coronavirus is spreading out likewise in Spain.
UNWTO however makes it compulsory for tourism ministers of the 35 ballot countries to personally take a trip to Madrid on January 18, 2021, if they want to have a say in the 2022 Secretary-General political elections.
Today the existing SG Zurab Pololiokashvili from Georgia and also Her Excellency Sheika Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khailfa from Bahrain are competing for the article. The Bahrain candidate needs to charter a personal jet to reach Madrid.
Zurab did every little thing he could to make it tough for any competitor to come aboard. He shortened the window as opposed to permitting a longer home window because of COVID-19.
Six various other nations wished to contend in the election for Secretary-General and submitted papers. Zurab’s secretariat declined them, asserting the applications were insufficient The 6 names and the 6 countries that intended to compete with Mr. Zurab were never released. Only Bahrain procured papers submitted correctly.
Advocate a brand-new candidate is definitely impossible while home window offered. Zurab recognizes this, because it belongs to his game to adjust.
The scenario created two former UNWTO secretary-general (Dr. Taleb Rifai and also Francesco Frangialli , a previous Assistant SG Dr. Geoffrey Lipman, a previous UNWTO exec director Carlos Vogeler) to join the World Tourism Network in its call for decency in the UNWTO political election.
An open letter was released by eTurboNews on December 11.
UNWTO never replied to the letter. No nation stood as well as took a stand, or perhaps reacted. The UN head office in New york city did not acknowledge receipt of the supplied request. The holiday was often blamed.
Needs to Zurab win the election on January 18, it would absolutely be a really depressing day for World Tourism. It would be a bad mark on the integrity of the 35 UNWTO Executive Council member nations.
eTurboNews received a duplicate of a smear letter Zurab obviously has been flowing to ballot preachers of tourist. This letter is distributed by a hired mob with the only purpose to manipulate the election and also strike the candidate from the Kingdom of Bahrain.
In the meantime, Zurab had actually been utilizing UNWTO funds to travel the world on official business. Actually, he was traveling to advocate himself, assuring top-level positions in his administration or UNWTO offices in nations in exchange for ballots.
National politics are filthy, not just in the United States White House, however likewise in the UNWTO.