The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, and the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Morocco, Nathalie Fustier, signed, on Monday in Rabat, the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for the period 2023-2027.
This Cooperation Framework, which was developed by the Moroccan government in cooperation with the United Nations Development System (UNDS), represents the reference instrument for planning and monitoring the implementation of United Nations (UN) activities in Morocco, in order to achieve the 2030 Development Agenda.
The UNSDCF is also the fruit of the consultations carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, and the Office of the Resident Coordinator with ministerial departments and national institutions, civil society, the private sector, social actors, and the Kingdom’s technical and financial partners.
This document outlines the priorities and strategic interventions of United Nations (UN) agencies and entities, mutually agreed upon with the Moroccan government, in support of national policies, and was developed in a context where Morocco’s development model is undergoing a reform, under the impetus of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social repercussions.
The signing ceremony of this Cooperation Framework marks the start of the 5th five-year cycle of development cooperation between the Moroccan government and the United Nations (UN) System. This ceremony was attended by representatives of institutions and organizations that participated in the national workshop on the preparation of the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (SDCF) (November-December 2021), including ministerial departments, the private sector, and civil society.
The signing of this Cooperation Framework paves the way for its implementation, through its resource mobilization activities, the execution of scheduled programs as well as their follow-up and evaluation.