Geneva - Morocco Green Plan could serve as a model for countries in the region in the field of food security, the Special Rapporteur on Right to Food, Hilal Elver.
Geneva – Morocco Green Plan could serve as a model for countries in the region in the field of food security, the Special Rapporteur on Right to Food, Hilal Elver.
“The Plan could play a determining role in improving food security, and inspire other countries in the region as a model of good practice”, Elver said during a plenary session at Human Rights Council in Geneva.
She stressed that Morocco Green Plan has “enormous potential for transforming the agricultural sector into a stable source of growth, competitiveness and broad-based economic development”.
She also hailed “significant” accomplishment made by Morocco in eradicating extreme poverty and eliminating hunger.
He highlighted a number of other policies and strategies that have also been introduced in Morocco to achieve inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty in the country with the goal of investing in and developing the sustainability of the sector.
“Morocco continues to demonstrate its political willingness and responsibility to fight climate change”, she said, commending “the important role” it has played in international climate change diplomacy.
She also highlighted the “significant efforts” being made to develop infrastructure in Dakhla, noting the important agricultural and fisheries projects in the region.
The UN Rapporteur recommended Morocco to strengthen existing efforts to significantly reduce the unemployment rate by targeting women and young people, and increase the number of retraining programmes and vocational and technical training programmes, as well as incentives for employers to create jobs, and hire women and youth where appropriate.
This meeting was held in the presence of Morocco’s Permanent Representative Ambassador in Geneva Mohamed Aujjar.”