Morocco and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which have longstanding and very strong relations, are determined to strengthen their bilateral co-operation and raise it to higher levels.
This position was expressed by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, government spokesman El Hassan Abyaba, on the sidelines of a working meeting with the representative of the UN Organization in Morocco, Golda El Khoury, and the representative of the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) in Morocco, Luis Mora.
“Morocco has very strong relations with UNESCO through strategic partnerships at all levels, links that we are determined to strengthen through close cooperation in order to be a model in the Arab world,” he said.
Noting that it received “very important” proposals for the youth and sports sectors at this meeting, Abyaba indicated that the main purpose of this meeting is to prepare for a special meeting with a set of countries that have been chosen by UNESCO as “role models and forerunners” in youth work.
For its part, Golda El Khoury praised Morocco’s commitment and leadership in the involvement of young people and their mobilization for the development of society.
The representative of UNFPA, meanwhile, explained that this meeting aims to take stock of the progress of the joint work between the Moroccan Government and the United Nations Systems, including the preparation of the global meeting to be held in Morocco in 2020 and which will focus in particular on the implementation of global strategies on youth.