24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly | Practical Information

24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly | General Information

30 November - 3 December 2021, Madrid - Spain

Conditions of entry to Spain relative to health measures

The requirements for entry to Spain, according to country of origin, can be found here.

Climate neutrality

The UNWTO Secretariat is calculating its GHG emissions since 2009, and the Organization is climate-neutral since 2015 for its facilities and activities. The Secretary-General would like to encourage all GA participants to apply to offset mechanisms, notably those proposed by transport companies.

Working languages

The documents for the Assembly session will be available in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation in these five languages plus Chinese will be provided at the plenary sessions.

Working documents

In compliance with the United Nations system’s environmental protection policy, please note that no hard copies of the working documents will be distributed at the venue of the event. Delegates are kindly requested to bring with them copies of the documents they need. The documents will be posted here. Delegates will also be notified by e-mail.

Assembly Daily

UN Tourism News – General Assembly Special Edition, is the official publication accompanying the UNWTO General Assembly, giving visibility to proceedings and key milestones.

Produced in English, it is featured prominently on www.unwto.org, it is also distributed electronically to Member States, Affiliate Members, partners and UNWTO’s global media database.

Given its status as a global reporting vehicle on the Assembly, this publication remains as a fixed feature for future reference on the UNWTO website.

Each of the four issues of the Daily will include a journalistic account of

  • Key outcomes of the previous day’s meetings;
  • Main decisions reached;
  • Meetings and events to be held during the day of publication and key items of discussion;
  • Interviews and statements with delegates and experts;
  • A selection of pictures after each day and
  • Link to the official site with audio-visual material of the Assembly and its numerous side events and meetings.

This publication represents a key partnership opportunity for Member States, Affiliate Members, and other partners. It strengthens the overall outreach of UNWTO and allows partners to gain international visibility among key tourism stakeholders, the media and the general public.

UNWTO will be filming proceedings and sharing via social media channels and that by being part of the General Assembly, delegates automatically give their consent to this.

For enquiries, please contact comm@unwto.org

In light of the currently evolving situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related worldwide restrictions of gatherings, the access to the venue of the session is limited to the Head of Delegation plus 2 persons.

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