The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) is willing to collaborate with the Office of the High Commissioner for Planning (HCP) on the creation of regional databases, said Monday in Rabat, the new representative of UNFPA in Morocco, Luis Mora. As part of the implementation of advanced regionalization, UNFPA plans to work with the HCP on the development of databases at the regional, provincial and municipal levels, Mora stressed from an interview with the High Commissioner for Planning, Ahmed Lahlimi Alami.
Welcoming Morocco’s progress on population issues, Mora noted that UNFPA and the HCP are committed to improving the civil registry and developing the first strategic phase of the census to be held in Morocco in 2024, adding that the system of statistics available to Morocco is a model for Africa and the Arab countries. And he added that UNFPA aims to strengthen its partnership with the HCP in a number of areas, including statistics, emphasizing that the Fund also aims to jointly conduct analyzes with the HCP on surveys that focus on migration and migration. family.
UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the rights of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of good health and equal access to opportunities. The Fund supports countries in using population data to define programs and policies to ensure that all pregnancies are desired, that all deliveries are safe and that all young people reach their full potential.
UNFPA has been present in Morocco for more than three decades and is in its eighth cycle of cooperation. Its plan of action draws heavily on the program of action of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in September 1994 and is closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At the national level, UNFPA works in partnership with the Moroccan government, civil society organizations and other UN agencies to implement the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). To face the challenges of the population, UNFPA supports Morocco in data collection and analysis of emerging issues such as migration, youth and aging, operational research on population issues and their linkages with the population in development and use of statistical and demographic data in planning and decision-making at different geographical levels.