The General Assembly is the principal gathering of the World Tourism Organization.
It meets every two years to approve the budget and programme of work and to debate topics of vital importance to the tourism sector. Every four years it elects a Secretary-General. The General Assembly is composed of Full Members and Associate Members. Affiliate Members and representatives of other international organizations participate as observers.
The World Committee on Tourism Ethics is a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly.
The General Assembly is the supreme organ of UNWTO. Its ordinary sessions are held every two years and is attended by delegates from UNWTO Full and Associate Members, as well as representatives from UNWTO Affiliate Members.
It is considered the most important global meeting of senior tourism officials and high-level representatives of the private sector.
Sessions, documents and decisions:
|XXV||Samarkand, Uzbekistan||16-20 October 2023|
|First Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly, Madrid - Spain||27-28 April 2022|
|Resolution under silence procedure||26 March 2022|
|XXIV||Madrid, Spain||30 November - 3 December 2021|
|XXIII||Saint Petersburg Russia||September 2019|
|XXII||Chengdu, China||September 2017|
|XXI||Medellín, Colombia||September 2015|
|XX||Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe||August 2013|
|XIX||Gyeongju, Republic of Korea||October 2011|
|XVIII||Astana, Kazakhstan||October 2009|
|XVII||Cartagena de Indias, Colombia||November 2007|
|XVI||Dakar, Senegal||November/December 2005|
|XV||Beijing, China||October 2003|
|XIV||Seoul, Republic of Korea/Osaka, Japan||September 2001|
|XIII||Santiago, Chile||September/October 1999|
|XII||Istanbul, Turkey||October 1997|
|XI||Cairo, Egypt||October 1995|
|X||Bali, Indonesia||October 1993|
|IX||Buenos Aires, Argentina||September/October 1991|
|VIII||Paris, France||August/September 1989|
|VII||Madrid, Spain||September/October 1987|
|VI||Sofia, Bulgaria||September 1985|
|V||New Delhi, India||October 1983|
|IV||Rome, Italy||September 1981|
|III||Torremolinos, Spain||September 1979|
|II||Torremolinos, Spain||May/June 1977|
|I||Madrid, Spain||May 1975|