UNESCO and Morocco join forces to promote the right of access to information

01 November 2017

UNESCO, 30 October 2017 - UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, and the Moroccan Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the Reform of the Administration and the Civil Service, Mr Mohammed Benabdelkader, signed a three-year collaboration agreement on joint cooperation for the implementation of the constitutional right of access to information in Morocco.

"The Government of Morocco is engaged in a process of reform aimed at achieving the objectives of sustainable development, with particular emphasis on good governance. Morocco welcomes this agreement with UNESCO which will strengthen the Government's efforts in the field of the right of access to information, both in terms of the promotion of public and institutional information as well as building the capacity of staff," said the Delegate Minister.

Recalling her discussions with His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the importance of economic development and social inclusion, the Director-General expressed her "great satisfaction at signing this important agreement, which once again reflects Morocco’s confidence in UNESCO's expertise in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and in this case, the creation of knowledge societies".