Morocco Hosts 9th Global Forum of UN Alliance of Civilizations
Moroccan city of fez will host the 9th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations on Nov.22-23 to discuss ways of promoting dialogue, tolerance, pluralism and diversity in identities, beliefs, faiths and traditions.
The announcement was made in New York following a meeting held between Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita and the High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations, Miguel Angel Moratinos.
The UNAOC High Representative thanked Morocco for hosting this important international event. The Forum takes place in a global context marked by a surge in violent extremism, terrorism, xenophobia, hate speech to racism, discrimination and radicalism, etc.
“The 9th Global Forum of UNAOC will address many challenging transversal and global issues with a special focus on Africa, a continent that has not yet gained its rightful place when it comes to collective action and global mobilization”, said Bourita.
“The need to save the planet is often mentioned, but we are also required to learn to live together, to respect each other, and to understand the existence of different religions, cultures and civilizations, and Morocco embodies this,” stressed Moratinos .
Set up in 2019, UNAOC is a global platform for intercultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation. Its goal is to reduce cross-cultural tensions and build bridges of compassion, entente and tolerance between communities and nations. It also seeks to promote a culture of fraternity and peace.