UNESCO, Morocco Cooperate to Promote Right of Access to Information

UNESCO and Morocco signed an agreement to cooperate in the field of facilitating access to information, a right that is stipulated by the Moroccan 2011 constitution.

The three-year agreement was signed by 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, Mohammed Benabdelkader.

“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,” said the Moroccan minister on this occasion.

He added that “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.”

For her part, Bokova 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”.

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