United Nations, New York- Morocco called, on Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York, for an initiative called “African Alliance for Migration and Development” with the aim of deepening a shared African vision on migration pursuant to the international law and human rights.
The Alliance was proposed during a parallel meeting held by Morocco on the eve of a high-level meeting by the UN body on “International Migration and Development” slated Oct. 3-4, and follows the launch by King Mohammed VI’s initiative on migration to elaborate a related comprehensive policy.
Foreign minister Saad Dine El Otmani underlined that Morocco, being a host, transit and destination country, takes special interest in the situation of immigrants on its territory.
As part of the implementation of the royal instructions, several inter-ministerial meetings were held to set the government’s operational action plan in order to establish a new national migration policy that is humanist in its philosophy, comprehensive in its content, responsible in its approach and pioneer regionally, he said.
Morocco has always made the integration of migration in its development policies a priority, this is why Morocco is participating in a pilot project on migration integration in national development strategies launched as part of the platform for partnerships of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD).
This event on Morocco’s migration policy and the promotion of the African Alliance was marked by the participation of head of rights council CNDH Driss Yazami.