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.
Morocco Re-elected to UN International Law Commission for 2023-2027
The Kingdom of Morocco was re-elected, in the person of Professor Hassan Ouazzani Chahdi, to the International Law Commission for the period 2023-2027, during the 76th session of the United...
Launch of 'Special Review' of Assessment, Communication on Allegations of Human Rights Violations
The Interministerial Delegate for Human Rights announced, Tuesday, the launch of a "special review" which aims to carry out an action of assessment and communication regarding allegations of human...
Moroccan Candidate Elected in UN Committee against Torture
Morocco's candidate, Abderrazak Rouwane, has been elected to one of the five vacant seats of the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) for the period 2022-2025, the Ministry of Foreign...