The Moroccan Ministry of State for Human Rights and the UNDP have signed an agreement to activate a three year national plan that will promote democracy and human rights in Morocco.
Rabat – Moroccan Minister of State for Human Rights Mustapha Ramid and UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Philippe Poinsot signed the agreement in Rabat on Monday, December 3.
The agreement will activate the National Action Plan on Democracy and Human Rights 2018-2021 (PANDDH) at the cost of MAD 28 million, the Maghreb Arab Press reported.
The project aims to facilitate information exchange with the associated actors and institutions, like universities, involved in the implementation of the plan.
Through cooperation with UNDP and United Nations agencies in Morocco, the project will also develop tools and mechanisms that will enable Morocco to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the PANDDH plan.
Ramid said that the project is of “paramount importance” because it will integrate all facets of human rights, including political, civic, economic, social, and cultural aspects, into public policies and sectoral programs in a collaborative approach involving all actors.
The minister added that Morocco is “the 39th country to adopt an action plan in human rights, in accordance with the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action.”
Poinsot affirmed that the UNDP will support the project through a management unit and a monitoring and evaluation mechanism.
Adopted in 2017 by the government council, the PANDDH will serve as a framework for coordinating public policies and economic, social and cultural development programs in the field of human rights.