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Morocco elected to UN Committee on Migrant Workers

Morocco was elected, in the person of Mohamed Charef, member of the Committee of Migrant Workers during the 9th Meeting of States Parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, held Monday in New York.

In competition with nine other candidates for the seven vacant seats on this committee, Mohamed Charef was selected in the first round of the vote with 46 votes out of the 53 voting countries, the highest score, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The press release indicates that the outcome of this candidacy is the result of a major diplomatic campaign undertaken as part of the Kingdom’s policy aimed at promoting Moroccan expertise and consolidating the country’s presence in different multilateral structures of the region.

President of the Regional Commission of Human Rights of Agadir, Mohamed Charef is an internationally renowned expert in management of migratory flows and mobility. He is also a consultant to various international organizations on policies related to employment, economic development and socio-professional integration of migrants.

Headquartered in Geneva, the Committee on Migrant Workers, one of the nine core human rights bodies of the United Nations, is composed of 14 independent experts. It monitors the implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, reviews the periodic reports of States Parties to the Convention and adopts recommendations and conclusions for their implementation at the national level.

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