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联合国世界旅游组织第22届全体大会总结讲话
联合国世界旅游组织第22届全体大会主席 李金早
(2017年9月16日,成都)

2017-09-17 12:29:00 来源:旅游促进与国际合作司 [ ] [打印]

尊敬的联合国世界旅游组织秘书长塔勒布•瑞法依先生,

尊敬的联合国世界旅游组织候任秘书长祖拉布•波洛利卡什维利先生,

各位部长,各位团长,

女士们,先生们:

作为本届大会的东道主,中华人民共和国很高兴接待来自全球137个国家和地区、41个国际组织的1000多名与会代表。第22届全体大会在四川成都举办,这是在全球旅游业快速发展,旅游规模快速扩大,旅游地位显著提升,同时,又面临许多挑战的背景下召开的一届旅游国际盛会,对全球旅游业的发展进步具有特殊的历史意义。

——这是一次举世瞩目的大会。

开幕式上,中国国家主席习近平阁下和联合国秘书长古铁雷斯分别发来贺信,高度评价旅游业在促进经济、政治、和平、发展中的重要作用,对世界旅游未来发展提出了殷切期望。习近平主席指出,“旅游是不同国家、不同文化交流互鉴的重要渠道,是发展经济、增加就业的有效手段,也是提高人民生活水平的重要产业”,希望“各国以这次会议为契机,共同推动全球旅游事业取得更大发展”。古铁雷斯秘书长说,“旅游业是最有影响力的综合性产业之一,与联合国《2030年可持续发展议程》紧密相关,期待业界竭尽全力,努力使旅游业成为经济、社会、全球的变革力量,成为推动各国可持续、包容、公平以及繁荣发展的核心力量。”中国国务院副总理汪洋阁下亲临大会开幕式并致辞。汪洋副总理强调,中方愿以此次会议为契机,与国际社会一道,扩大相互市场开放,推进互联互通,加强能力建设合作,提高安全保障水平,深化人文交流,推动全球旅游业可持续发展,为促进世界和平与共同发展贡献力量。

本次大会得到全球各大媒体高度关注,CNN、欧洲新闻台、法国国际广播电台、西班牙埃菲社、中国中央电视台、新华社、中国日报、凤凰卫视等130余家媒体积极报道。舆论普遍认为,本次大会聚焦全球可持续发展、“一带一路”旅游合作交流和世界旅游联盟成立,为世界旅游业交流发展经验、应对共同挑战、分享发展机遇,共同规划了全球旅游发展的美好前景。

——这是一次成果丰硕的大会。

一、深度聚焦旅游可持续发展。联合国通过《2030年可持续发展议程》,并将今年定为“国际可持续旅游发展年”。旅游业作为绿色产业、朝阳产业、综合产业,天生具有推动可持续发展的能力。本届大会围绕可持续旅游发展的现状与前景展开讨论,汇聚全球智慧,共同规划设计可持续发展的旅游方案。讨论中,我们看到各国在各自国情背景下以不同方式推动旅游可持续发展,认识到可持续发展的重要性、必要性与紧迫性,达成了广泛共识。与会代表在中国成都共同种下“旅游可持续发展友谊林”,并为本届大会纪念碑揭幕。

二、成功举办了“一带一路”旅游部长会议。四年前,中国国家主席习近平阁下提出“一带一路”倡议,得到全球100多个国家和国际组织的积极响应,形成广泛国际共识。本届大会设置“一带一路”旅游部长会议环节,各国旅游部长和旅游业界充分认同习近平主席“一带一路”倡议,并围绕这一主题展开讨论,认为“一带一路”可以整合不同行业的力量,帮助一些国家战胜贫困、发展经济、增加就业,促进社会稳定与和谐发展。会上,我们发布了《“一带一路”旅游合作成都倡议》,坚定了各方对“一带一路”沿线国家未来旅游合作发展的信心。

三、世界旅游联盟隆重成立。本次大会期间,与会的1000多名代表共同见证了世界旅游联盟在成都成立。中国国务院总理李克强阁下专门为联盟成立发来贺词,李克强总理强调,“旅游业是当今世界规模最大、发展最快、关联最广的综合性产业。”“实现旅游业的地区均衡和包容发展,既要发挥政府作用推进合作,也要发挥民间力量,用好全球旅游业界的智慧与资源禀赋。”“中国政府愿积极关注和支持联盟建设,创造更广阔的发展空间,也欢迎各国旅游业界广泛参与,为不断完善全球旅游治理体系发挥建设性作用。”由中国发起成立的世界旅游联盟是旅游业第一个全球性、综合性、非政府、非营利国际旅游组织。世界旅游联盟将秉持“旅游让世界更美好”的宗旨,与联合国世界旅游组织相得益彰、双轮驱动,在非政府和政府层面联合推动全球旅游业的交流合作。会议期间,很多国家旅游部长表示,将积极促进本国旅游企业加入联盟。世界旅游联盟是一个新成立的国际组织,作为联盟筹委会主任,我在此诚恳表示,欢迎各国企业、协会等自愿加入世界旅游联盟。

四、选举产生了下一届联合国世界旅游组织秘书长。本次大会上,全体成员共同决定下一届秘书长。我们高兴地看到,大会上,各国代表在坦诚的气氛中自由发表意见,在联合国世界旅游组织现行章程和议事规则框架下,充分行使各自权利,并最终达成了共识,祖拉布先生成功当选下一届秘书长。在此,我提议再一次对他表示祝贺!

——这是一次民主理解包容的大会。

我们高兴地看到,联合国世界旅游组织工作流程公开透明,得到全体会员的共同认可。各项表决的过程中,会员的表达权、投票权、知情权得到充分尊重,最终结果反映了全体会员的共同意愿。特别是在14日的全体大会上,尽管部分代表对一些问题有不同看法,但通过充分陈述和交流,全体会员最终达成共识,按照本组织传统,以鼓掌表决方式一致通过。许多国家代表表示,全体成员应团结努力,协力推进全球旅游业。我们不分国别、不分地域、不分种族,都是亲如手足的兄弟姐妹。

本届联合国世界旅游组织全体大会取得了圆满成功。在会议结束前,我想表达五个特别感谢。

第一,让我们再次感谢瑞法依秘书长对世界旅游事业作出的宝贵奉献。我们也要再次祝贺祖拉布先生当选新任联合国世界旅游组织秘书长,希望您秉持本组织优良传统,竭诚服务成员国,主动担当,在推进全球旅游可持续发展的道路上取得更好成绩!

第二,特别感谢各国代表团、各国旅游部长及全体与会代表对本次会议的大力支持!

第三,特别感谢国际社会对中国旅游业发展的关心支持!中国愿意与各方继续加强合作,为全球旅游事业贡献自己的力量。

第四,特别感谢四川省、成都市为本次大会所做的辛勤努力!

最后,我们还要特别感谢媒体朋友们对会议的精彩报道,感谢所有参与活动规划、组织、执行的工作人员、志愿者以及酒店全体员工的辛勤努力。

希望本届大会在所有参会代表心中留下难以忘怀的美好记忆!让我们两年后相见于俄罗斯圣彼得堡!

现在,我宣布,第22届联合国世界旅游组织全体大会闭幕!谢谢!


Closing Remarks at the 22nd General Assembly of UNWTO
Li Jinzao
President of the 22nd General Assembly of UNWTO
 (Chengdu, September 16, 2017)

Honorable Secretary-General Taleb Rifai,
Honorable Secretary-General Elect Zurab Pololikashvili,
Dear Ministers, heads of delegation,
Ladies and gentlemen,

 

As the host for this general assembly, the People’s Republic of China is very glad to serve over 1,000 delegates from 137 countries and regions as well as 41 international organizations in Chengdu. This gala of the international tourism industry takes place amid the rapid growth of the tourism industry in both size and status and in the face of multiple challenges, and bears special historic significance on global tourism development.

This is a high-profile conference.

His Excellency Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent their congratulatory messages to the opening ceremony, speaking highly of the role of tourism in promoting economic development, political stability and world peace and raising high expectations for the future of global tourism industry. In his congratulatory note, Xi wrote, “Tourism is a major bond between different countries and cultures, an efficient boost for the economy and the jobs market, and an important industry to improve people’s livelihood.” He hoped that “Participating countries will make the best of this conference to contribute more to global tourism development.” Mr. Guterres wrote, “Tourism is one of the most influential comprehensive industries and bears great significance for the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. I hope that through the concerted efforts of tourism community, the tourism industry will become a global economic and social transforming force and a core force driving global sustainable, inclusive, fair and prosperous development.” His Excellency Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang attended and addressed the opening ceremony. He emphasized, “China is willing to open wider to and seek closer connectivity with the international market, and work with the international community in capacity building, for more reliable supply and deeper people-to-people exchange, to drive the sustainable development of the global tourism industry and contribute to world peace and prosperity.”

The conference has received much media attention worldwide, drawing journalists representing over 130 media organizations, including CNN, Euronews, Radio France Internationale, Agencia Efe, CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, China Daily and Phoenix TV. With a focus on global sustainable development, Belt and Road tourism cooperation and exchange, and the establishment of the World Tourism Alliance, the conference is believed to provide a great platform for the world tourism community to exchange experience, address common challenges and share development opportunities and map out the blueprint for global tourism development.

This is a productive conference.

First, thorough discussion was conducted on sustainable tourism for development.

The United Nations has set the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and declared the year of 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The tourism industry – a green, fast-growing industry that connects many sectors – is a natural drive for sustainable development. This conference focused on the current situation and prospects of sustainable tourism for development, pooled global wisdom, and devised plans for sustainable tourism development. We are glad to see different countries promote sustainable tourism development in ways that suit their own national conditions, understand the importance, necessity and urgency of sustainable tourism and reach extensive consensus in this regard. Together we planted trees as a symbol of sustainable tourism development and our friendship and unveiled the monument dedicated to this conference.

Second, the “Belt and Road” Tourism Ministers’ Forum was held. The Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping four years ago. It has been warmly responded by over 100 countries and international organizations and produced extensive consensus since then. At the High Level Segment on Belt and Road Tourism Cooperation, tourism ministers and tourism professionals fully recognized the initiative and conducted in-depth discussion on this theme. All participants agreed that the initiative could bring different industries together, help combat poverty, develop economy, create jobs and promote social stability and harmony. The Chengdu Initiative on Belt and Road Tourism Cooperation was issued, boosting our confidence in future Belt and Road tourism cooperation.

Third, the World Tourism Alliance was founded.

In the witness of over 1,000 delegates, the World Tourism Alliance was officially established in Chengdu. In his congratulatory message, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang emphasized that: “The tourism industry is the biggest, fastest-growing and most-connected comprehensive industry in the world,” “to promote balanced and inclusive tourism development in different regions, the government needs to advance tourism cooperation and give play to the role of the private sector and make the best of wisdom and resources of global tourism industry.” and “Chinese government will actively support and create more space for the development of the Alliance and welcomes all parties concerned to join us as constructive players in improving the global tourism governance system.” The World Tourism Alliance is a global, comprehensive, non-governmental, non-profit international tourism organization. Following the vision of “Better Tourism, Better World", WTA will work with the UNWTO as two wheels driving global tourism exchange and cooperation at the governmental and non-governmental levels. We are glad to hear that many tourism ministers will encourage their domestic tourism companies to join the WTA. As the Founder of WTA, I sincerely welcome tourism enterprises and associations of all countries to join this newly established international organization based on free will. 

Fourth, the next UNWTO Secretary-General was elected successfully.

During the general assembly, all members jointly appointed the next UNWTO Secretary-General. I’m glad that all delegates have had candid discussions and voiced opinions freely, exercised rights by the UNWTO Statutes and Rules of Procedure and agreed on the appointment. For one more time let’s give our congratulations to Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili!

This is a democratic and united conference.

I am glad to see that the UNWTO wins unanimous recognition from members for its open, transparent work process. The members’ right to express, right to vote and right to know were fully respected and the voting results reflected the consensus of all members. In particular, at the session on September 14, we worked out the differences through discussion and reached the final consensus unanimously by acclamation, an established tradition of the UNWTO. During the session, delegates called for joint efforts of all members for global tourism development. We are a family, regardless of our nationality, religion of origin and race.
As this general assembly successfully concludes, I would like to make some acknowledgments.

First, I want to thank Secretary-General Taleb Rifai for his outstanding, wonderful and valuable contribution to the global tourism development. And again congratulations, Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, our next Secretary-General. I hope that you will carry on the good tradition of UNWTO with your full dedication, serve sincerely all the members and shoulder firmly on the responsibilities, so as to take us further toward sustainable development of global tourism.

Second, I want to thank all the delegations, ministers and delegates for your support.

Third, I want to thank the international community for supporting China’s tourism development. China stands ready to cooperate with the rest of the world and to contribute to global tourism development.

Fourth, my special thanks go to the Province of Sichuan and the City of Chengdu for their hard work.

Last but not least, my thanks also go to all the journalists, to all the staff for helping with activity planning, organization and execution, and all the volunteers and hotel staff for their services.

 I hope this general assembly has left you all with beautiful memories, and look forward to getting together with you again in St. Petersburg, Russia in two years.

Now, I declare the 22nd General Assembly of UNWTO is closed! Thank you!



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