Morocco was elected, on June 22 in New York, in the person of Abderrahman Tlemçani, member of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), for the period of 2024-2027, with 153 votes out of 181 Member States present and voting, at the elections held on the occasion of the 30th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).
This election, the first of its kind, is further proof of the credibility and trust placed in Morocco’s efforts under the High Vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may Allah assist him, to promote and protect human rights, particularly in the fight against discrimination.
Morocco has invested significant efforts to counter racial discrimination and hate speech at both the national and international levels, as demonstrated by the 2011 constitutional achievements and the proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) of June 18 as International Day for Countering Hate Speech at Morocco’s initiative.
This election testifies to Morocco’s historic presence in almost all the human rights treaty bodies, reflecting the credibility of the Kingdom’s efforts to strengthen the United Nations (UN) architecture.
This achievement is the fruit of an extensive mobilization of the entire diplomatic system, reaffirming the importance of Morocco’s strategy under the High Royal Directives to strengthen its presence within international organizations.
The Moroccan expert elected to represent the Kingdom at the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Abderrahman Tlemçani, is a committed member of civil society, renowned for his extensive record of combating discrimination and promoting coexistence.
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), composed of eighteen independent experts, is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).