Ghana elected to serve on executive council of U.N. tourism organization

Ghana recently was elected to serve on the executive council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 21st session of its General Assembly, which met in Medellin, Colombia earlier this month. 

The General Assembly is considered the most important global meeting of tourism ministers, senior tourism officials and high-level representatives from the world's private sector.

The Executive Council is the UNWTO’s highest decision-making body, which is also responsible for ensuring that the organization carries out its mandate.

Ghana’s appointment to the council recognized its efficient hosting of the Brand Africa conference in Accra in August, as wells as its special role in the affairs of the international tourism body.

Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Ghana's minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, said the election puts Ghana in the global tourism spotlight. She also praised Ghana's President Jon Dramani Mahama for his commitment to the promotion, marketing and development of tourism in Ghana.

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