Rabat - The Moroccan government has signed a tripartite agreement with the United Nations and the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM) to support refugees’ economic integration in Morocco.
Rabat – The Moroccan government has signed a tripartite agreement with the United Nations and the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM) to support refugees’ economic integration in Morocco.
A statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs outlined the agreement, signed May 18, in which CGEM will work with refugees to develop their professional skills and increase employability in the private sector. As the enterprise leaders’ union in Morocco, CGEM is committed to promoting economic autonomy for all vulnerable populations through workshops and skills development.
As the CGEM develops refugees’ professional skills, the UNHCR, also known as the UN Refugee Agency, will bolster training and employment to raise awareness and open employment opportunities within Moroccan businesses.
The agreement falls under Morocco’s National Strategy for Migration and Asylum, initiated in 2013, and the broader UN Global Compact for Migration. Morocco’s migrant regularization strategy and socio-economic integration policies constitute key aspects of the national migration strategy. At the international level, the Global Compact aims to foster greater international cooperation and create a multifaceted and coordinated international response response to human migration.
The signing of the tripartite agreement was attended by Mr. Ahmed Eskim, Director of Immigration Affairs of the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Affairs; Mr. Salah Eddine Qademiri, Deputy General of the General Federation of Moroccan Contractors, and Ms. Bettina Gambirt, Deputy Representative of the UNHCR in Morocco.
Migrants in Morocco primarily emigrate from 38 countries, including Senegal, Mali, Cameroon, and Nigeria. The press release noted the extensive knowledge and skills of many refugees and positive impact that their skills could create in the Moroccan private sector.