Organizational Structure


The Affiliate Members form an integral part of UNWTO membership with the objective of contributing to sustainable global tourism, in which knowledge and innovation are applied to making tourism more responsible and competitive, in accordance with the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Affiliate Members have the status of Member of the World Tourism Organization in accordance with the Statutes of UNWTO and as explained in the Rules of Procedures of the Committee of the Affiliate Members available on page 81 of the aformentionned publication.

The organs of the Committee of the Affiliate Members are:

  • The Plenary: The organ in which all Affiliate Members are represented, and shall be composed of all the membership, each having voice and vote. For more information, please refer to Article 6, Chapter 2 on page 70 of the Statutes of UNWTO.
  • The Board of the Affiliate Members:  The Board of the Affiliate Members acts as an advisory body to the UNWTO Secretary-General, responsible for the alignment of its members to the goals, mission and general programme of work of UNWTO as well as the design and implementation of the programme of work of the Affiliate Members Programme.