The Kingdom of Morocco, in the person of the Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, Ms. Nezha El Ouafi, was unanimously elected, in Marrakech, President of the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (FRADD).
This election takes place on the occasion of the 5th session of the FRADD which is held, in the city ocher, under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI.
The Kingdom takes over from Senegal to chair the Forum for a period of one year and will be responsible for presenting the recommendations of this session to the High Level Political Forum scheduled for next July in New York.
The new elected office is composed of Angola as 1st vice-president, Chad (2nd vice-president), Uganda (3rd vice-president) and Guinea as rapporteur.
Co-organized by the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa-ECA, FRADD, whose work was opened Wednesday, in the presence of the Head of Government, Saâd Eddine El Othmani, knows the participation of several African ministers and senior officials in charge of environment and sustainable development.
Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
Under the theme “Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusion and Equality”, this continental African event also brings together policy makers and experts representing governments and intergovernmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.
Its purpose is to assess progress, share experiences in the area of sustainable development in Africa, and make recommendations to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the regional level.
This session is also a key step in the process of preparing the African continent for the 2019 High-level Political Forum, to be held from 9 to 18 July in New York, under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council.
It is an opportunity for participants to discuss, at the regional level, the Sustainable Development Goals and the corresponding objectives of Agenda 2063 (quality of education, reduction of inequalities, decent work and growth, inclusive economic, climate action, peace, justice, institution-building and means of implementation and partnership for sustainable development).