Morocco has been elected President of the UN Human Rights Council for 2024, during a vote held on Wednesday in Geneva. The election of the North African Kingdom is an international recognition of its achievements made in the promotion and defense of human rights.
Morocco was elected to the post after gaining 30 votes of the 47 members of the Council. South Africa, which was also biding for the Council’s presidency, obtained 17 votes.
Morocco’s election, for the first time in its history, to the presidency of this prestigious UN body, is recognition by the international community of the farsighted vision spearheaded by King Mohammed VI for the promotion and protection of human rights, says Moroccan foreign ministry in a press release.
Morocco is committed to consolidating democracy, gender equality, social & territorial justice, human rights culture, inclusive development and youth empowerment.
The North African Kingdom was elected to the UN human rights council presidency despite the hostile campaign launched by Algeria and South Africa, showing Morocco’s credibility and the trust the country enjoys on the international scene.
Morocco’s election is an international recognition of its constructive approach and its unifying leadership on key issues such as interfaith dialogue, tolerance and the fight against racial hatred, the right to a healthy and sustainable environment and migrants’ rights