Morocco’s CNDH, UNESCO sign agreement on human rights promotion

Morocco’s CNDH, UNESCO sign agreement on human rights promotion

The Moroccan National Human Rights Council (CNDH) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have inked a partnership agreement for promoting human rights and strengthening gender equality.

The agreement, signed on the sidelines of the ongoing 27th International Book Fair (SIEL) held in Rabat, is meant to strengthen the capacity in human rights education, peace and tolerance, as well as to promote gender equality, non-discrimination and social inclusion.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, Secretary General of the CNDH, Mounir Bensalah, stressed that this agreement signed with the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb will achieve a set of objectives including the dissemination of the culture of human rights.

He added that the agreement aims to carry out studies and actions for the benefit of civil and institutional actors on a set of issues of common interest, including the issue of the right to information.

Acting director of the UNESCO Office in Morocco, Karim Hendili, highlighted the partnership between UNESCO and the CNDH which places the human being at the centre of actions, in accordance with a development approach based on human rights, whose main aim is the promotion of individuals.

This partnership, added the UNESCO official, aims to fight all forms of discrimination, and promote gender equality and achieve social inclusion for all categories. The agreement will help promote rights in several areas, including the preservation of cultural heritage, the right to education, especially distance education, and post-covid challenges facing the education sector.

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