World Tourism Organisation calls for Russia to be suspended

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has called for a vote to temporarily suspend Russia’s membership in the organisation following its invasion of Ukraine.

The first-ever extraordinary UNWTO General Assembly will be held in the next few days.

“If you are a member, then you commit to our rules. And you must embrace our values,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.

“War is never a solution! Not now, and not ever. But it is evident that not everybody is committed to this ideal.

“For this reason, UNWTO – and me as the voice of the Organization – must be loud and clear – if you are a Member, then you commit to our rules. And you must embrace our values. So, when Members go against our goals, there must be consequences.”