Building the Capacities of Voluntary-Sector Actors is a Cornerstone for Strengthening and Promoting the Role of Civil Society

In his statement on behalf of the Interministerial Delegate for Human Rights, Mr. Abdelkarim Boujradi, Secretary-General of the Interministerial Department for Human Rights, emphasized the prominent role of civil society in the reinforcement of human rights and treaty practice as part of the Kingdom’s positive interaction with the UN human rights system. Addressing the launch meeting of the Program on Capacity-Building for Nonprofit Organizations on interaction with the UN human rights system, organized by the Ministry of State for Human Rights on Saturday 2 February 2019 in Marrakesh, Mr. Boujradi indicated that this role “cannot be efficient nor effective unless it is supported by building community capacities and the creation of spaces for dialogue, debate and sharing experiences and good practices and providing support and guidance.”
For his part, Mr. Hamid Benchrifa, Director of Dialogue and Partnership with National Organizations and Associations, introduced the objectives, implementation methodology and expected results of the capacity-building program. He highlighted the four focal areas of the program, namely: (1) training regarding interaction with the UN human rights system; (2) promotion of public dialogue via debates on various current issues and  regional human rights concerns  involving all relevant national institutions; (3) provision of support and guidance  with respect to the coordinating role of the Ministry of State and its support for associations; and (4) exchange of experiences, expertise and good practices with regard to the role of civil society as “an initiator of proposals during political, social, economic and cultural transitions.”
This meeting involved the organization of two workshops where participants exchanged their viewpoints and had their questions answered regarding the program’s operation and planning for effective implementation. Specific associations were selected to assume responsibility for coordination at the regional level regarding training sessions and public debates, which will address region-specific issues in respect for the particularity of each region.
At the end of the meeting, the Secretary-General of the Interministerial Department for Human Rights called for the need to focus on the provisions of the National Action Plan for Democracy and Human Rights as a pivotal project encompassing all human rights. He announced that the Action Plan would be implemented at the regional level starting from March 2019; the regional implementation method will be subject to consultations and agreement with all regions of the Kingdom.  
 

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