Stop United Nations World Tourism Organisation from Honouring President Mugabe
  • Petitioned Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

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Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
Minister for Regional Affairs, Tourism and Sport, Italy
Piero Gnudi
Minister of Transportation, Public Works, Tourism and the Sea, France
Dominique Perben
UN Representative, France
Gerard Araud
Minister of Federal Government Affairs and Tourism, Germany
Philip Rosler
UN Representative, Germany
Peter Wittig
Minister of Tourism, india
Subodh Kant Sahai
Minister for Tourism, Australia
Martin Ferguson

Stop United Nations World Tourism Organisation from Honouring President Mugabe

    1. Petition by

      Ben Freeth

      Harare, Zimbabwe

Mike Campbell, my late father-in-law, was a successful commercial farmer and an ardent conservationist. At his Biri River Lodge wildlife conservancy here in Zimbabwe, he introduced sable, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, and others.

In 2002, the conservancy was invaded and poaching began immediately on a large scale. In 2005, the lodge was deliberately burnt down. Mike was twice abducted by President Mugabe loyalists, and died in April 2011 from the injuries he sustained during the second abduction and torture.

Mike’s story is just one case of the widespread slaughter of wildlife, gross systematic human rights abuses, and ongoing degradation of the environment. Despite this President Mugabe was selected to co-host the next United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) summit with Zambia.

Which is why I’m creating this petition: I’m asking individual Governments to pressure the United Nations into withdrawing recognition of President Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a “leader for tourism” by pulling out of the UNWTO summit. Canada has already taken a principled stance and pulled out, and other states are asked to do likewise.

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    • Patricia Perez PORTUGAL
      • 8 months ago

      To:

      Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

      Martin Ferguson, Minister for Tourism, Australia

      Piero Gnudi, Minister for Regional Affairs, Tourism and Sport, Italy

      Dominique Perben, Minister of Transportation, Public Works, Tourism and the Sea, France

      Gerard Araud, UN Representative, France

      Philip Rosler, Minister of Federal Government Affairs and Tourism, Germany

      Peter Wittig, UN Representative, Germany

      Subodh Kant Sahai, Minister of Tourism, india

      I've just signed the following petition addressed to: Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

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      Boycott the 2013 UNWTO summit being hosted by President Mugabe

      Mike Campbell, my late father-in-law, was a successful commercial farmer and an ardent conservationist. At his Biri River Lodge wildlife conservancy here in Zimbabwe, he introduced sable, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, and others.

      In 2002, the conservancy was invaded and poaching began immediately on a large scale. In 2005, the lodge was deliberately burnt down. Mike was twice abducted by President Mugabe loyalists, and died in April 2011 from the injuries he sustained during the second abduction and torture.

      Mike’s story is just one case of the widespread slaughter of wildlife, gross systematic human rights abuses, and ongoing degradation of the environment. Despite this President Mugabe was selected to co-host the next United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) summit with Zambia.

      Which is why I’m creating this petition: I’m asking individual Governments to pressure the United Nations into withdrawing recognition of President Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a “leader for tourism” by pulling out of the UNWTO summit. Canada has already taken a principled stance and pulled out, and other states are asked to do likewise.

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      Sincerely,

      Sincerely,

      PATRICIA PEREZ

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    • Steph Alston SKIPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      This is absolutely disgusting. I cannot believe this is allowed to go on.

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    • april silverman NEW HOPE, PA
      • 8 months ago

      It should be important to everyone! What happened to Mike Campbell is tragic, disgraceful, horrendous, and so shameful. Why, how do such vicious humans as Mugabe and his cohorts exist? And good people are murdered and persecuted?

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    • Priti Goel WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, NJ
      • 8 months ago

      Can't believe what all goes around us ...We need to change the world !

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    • Toby Trevenen AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      MUGABE YOU ANIMAL HATER

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