Multimedia: UNWTO highlights

Southern Eye gives you highlights from the just ended 20th session of the UNWTO General Assembly which was co-hosted by Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Zimbabwe and Zambia co-hosted the UNWTO General Assembly from 24-29 August. The global event was the best attended  in the history of the organisation with a record 900 delegates from the media fraternity, 121 full delegates from the member states, 140 delegates from all over the world, 49 foreign ministers and 750 other delegates attending the event.

Zimbabwe and Zambia co-hosted the UNWTO General Assembly from 24-29 August. The global event was the best attended in the history of the organisation with a record 900 delegates from the media fraternity, 121 full delegates from the member states, 140 delegates from all over the world, 49 foreign ministers and 750 other delegates attending the event. All Pictures: Cynthia R Matonhodze

Partners...Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Zambian President Michael Sata at the official opening.

Partners…Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Zambian President Michael Sata at the official opening

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UNWTO secretary-general Taleb Rifai was re-elected to the post which he has held for the past four years. “I want to thank delegates for re-electing me to be secretary-general for the next four years,” he said.

UNWTO secretary-general Taleb Rifai was re-elected to the post which he has held for the past four years. “I want to thank delegates for re-electing me to be secretary-general for the next four years,” he said.

Watch UNWTO secreatry-general Taleb Rifai below:

Zimbabwean traditional dancers showcase their talent.

Zimbabwean traditional dancers showcase their talent.

Watch some traditional dancers show casing their talent in Victoria Falls below:

Tourists take a safari drive in Hwange National Park. Widlife was a major tourist attraction as Zimbabwe co-hosted the 20th session of the UNWTO General Assembly.

Tourists take a safari drive in Hwange National Park. Widlife was a major tourist attraction as Zimbabwe co-hosted the 20th session of the UNWTO General Assembly.

Listen to Zimbabwe Tourism minister Walter Mzembi as he speaks on the UNWTO below:

Zimbabwean jazz songstress Dudu Manhega performed at the Bush Party/AMH Conversations held in Jufuta, Victoria Falls.

Zimbabwean jazz songstress Dudu Manhega performed at the Bush Party/AMH Conversations held in Jufuta, Victoria Falls.

A Cambodian group perform a tradition piece from the country as part of Cambodia's bid to host the next UNWTO General Assembly.

A Cambodian group perform a tradition piece from the country as part of Cambodia’s bid to host the next UNWTO General Assembly.

A traditional dance group perform Likumbi Lya Mize, a traditional Zambian dance from the northern-western province of the country.

A traditional dance group perform Likumbi Lya Mize, a traditional Zambian dance from the northern-western province of the country, at the official close of the UNWTO in Livingston Zambia.

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