Morocco was re-elected member of the Independent Permanent Commission on Human Rights (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), at the closing Saturday of the 47th session of the OIC Ministerial Council, held in Niamey, Niger.
The re-election of Morocco, in the person of Abderazak Rouane, is a recognition of the Kingdom’s efforts in the area of human rights, besides consolidating its role within the OIC.
Morocco was elected this year to several human rights committees worldwide.
In September, Morocco secured a place on the UN Human Rights Committee, earning 127 votes out of 171.
The same month, Mohammed Amrati was appointed as Morocco’s representative to the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights for four years (2021-2024).
In October, Morocco secured a seat on the UN Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture.
During the two-day OIC Ministerial Council’s 47th session, held under the theme “United against Terrorism for Peace and Development” Morocco’s role both in the Islamic world and in Africa was highlighted on many occasions.
In this connection, the OIC Secretary-General welcomed in his annual report, Morocco’s solidarity with Africa in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting the urgent medical aid sent to several African countries, at the initiative of King Mohammed VI, last April.
The initiative, stemming from the principle of solidarity and cooperation between Morocco and the countries of the continent, aimed at establishing an operational framework to support the efforts of African countries in the pandemic management, the report noted.
The document also welcomed the tireless efforts made by Bayt Mal Al-Quds Acharif Agency to support development plans and projects in Palestine and the Holy City in order to promote the economic empowerment of the Palestinian people.
Likewise, the OIC Ministerial Council commended King Mohammed VI, president of the Al-Quds Committee, for his pivotal role in ensuring the protection of the city’s holy sites.
It also welcomed the creation of the Moroccan Cultural Center “Bayt Al Maghrib” in Al Quds to promote the values of tolerance and coexistence between monotheistic cultures and religions.
Morocco was represented at this meeting by a delegation led by Junior Foreign Minister Nezha El Ouafi.