Russia is withdrawing from the United Nation’s tourism body, the UNWTO said Wednesday ahead of a vote by its executive council to suspend Moscow’s membership over its invasion of Ukraine.
UNWTO was the first @UN agency to address the membership of Russia.
Today, Russia announced their intention to withdraw from @UNWTO.
Our statues are clear: promotion of tourism for peace & universal respect for human rights. Only Members that abide by this can be part of UNWTO. pic.twitter.com/suDX05iCf8
— Zurab Pololikashvili (@pololikashvili) April 27, 2022
“Russia has announced its intention to withdraw from UNWTO,” the organisation said in a tweet, adding that Russia’s suspension “is effective immediately”.
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