COP22: Signing ceremony of the partnership agreement between UNESCO and the Moroccan Human Rights Council

When, local time: 
Friday, 11 November 2016 -
3:00pm to 3:20pm
Where: 
Morocco, Marrakech
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Chanthalangsy Phinith, p.chanthalangsy@unesco.org

The signing ceremony of the partnership agreement between UNESCO and the Moroccan Human Rights Council will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the UNESCO Pavilion at the COP 22 in Marrakech.

On this unique moment, this Convention confirms the common belief, and the shared missions of both institutions. The convention sets several major areas of work to push forward a human rights culture and preserve the respect for fundamental freedoms in Morocco, which are recognized by the UN Charter.

Indeed, today more than ever, global challenges enjoin us to make human rights realities and to defend the fundamental freedoms that the United Nations Charter recognizes to all people, regardless of race, sex, origin, language, or religion.

The shared missions consist in pushing forward the culture of human rights, equality, and citizenship in Morocco and worldwide. Such missions must necessarily rely on education, science, culture, a sense of dialogue and the building of a rule of law. These are the conditions of peace and sustainable development.

This Convention sets 5 major areas of work that strengthen joint actions already well under way with the Moroccan Human Rights Council :

1. The promotion of the citizenship and human rights culture, particularly among the youth;
2. The promotion of gender equality, non-discrimination and social inclusion;
3. The development and strengthening of research and scientific reflection on the questions of law, ethics / bioethics and development;
4. The promotion of sustainable development and peace culture;
5. The promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions and intercultural dialogue.