UNWTO has six regional commissions-Africa, the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. The commissions meet at least once a year and are composed of all the Full Members and Associate Members from that region. Affiliate Members from the region participate as observers.
Established in 1975 as subsidiary organs of the General Assembly, the six Regional Commissions normally meet once a year. They enable member States to maintain contact with one another and with the Secretariat between sessions of the General Assembly, to which they submit their proposals and convey their concerns. Each Commission elects one Chairman and its Vice-Chairmen from among its Members for a term of two years commencing from one session to the next session of the Assembly.
UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF)
Chair: Côte d’Ivoire
Vice-Chairs: Kenya and Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNWTO Commission for the Americas (CAM)
Vice-Chairs: Uruguay and Barbados
UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (CAP)
Vice-Chairs: Fiji and Japan
UNWTO Commission for Europe (CEU)
Vice-Chairs: Hungary and Bulgaria
UNWTO Commission for Middle East (CME)
Vice-Chairs: Lebanon and Iraq
UNWTO Commission for South Asia (CSA)
Vice-Chairs: Bangladesh and Iran