Geneva: Morocco Contributes to Building Inclusive, Equitable Global Community for Migration

Morocco’s Permanent Representative in Geneva, Ambassador Omar Zniber, emphasized, on June 27, that Morocco contributes to building a more inclusive and equitable global community concerning migration thanks to the exchange of expertise and the development of practical solutions.

Intervening at the 32nd session of the Standing Committee on Programmes and Finance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Zniber stated that Morocco is a major supporter of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, which is coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), noting that through its 23 objectives, the Compact guarantees the migrants’ dignity, respect, and integration.

The Moroccan ambassador also pointed out that Morocco has decided in February to contribute to the Multi-Partner Migration Fund (MPTF) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), adding that this initiative aims to convey a strong political message based on cooperation and successful multilateralism, in full alignment with the intent and content of the Marrakech Pact.

In this regard, Zniber praised the fact that, with this contribution, Morocco has further solidified its commitments by becoming the leading African and Arab contributor to the Multi-Partner Migration Fund (MPTF) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). 

Recalling Morocco’s solid achievements, the Moroccan diplomat added that the Kingdom is committed to ten new targets by 2026 to implement the Pact effectively.

Zniber also stressed the importance of addressing climate change, noting that the African continent is the most affected by the new “climate migrant” phenomenon, which heavily impacts forced displacement, livelihoods, and social resilience.

“Within this framework, we are pleased to note that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) allocates 30% of its budget’s operational part to climate change action and risk reduction considerations,” added Zniber on the occasion of this event, during which IOM Director General presented the Organization’s 2022 activity report.

The Moroccan ambassador stated that migration is a factor for innovation, prosperity, and sustainable development, stressing that “orderly, humane migration benefits both migrants and societies.”

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