Forum: Omar Hilale highlights the culture of peace and coexistence advocated by the Kingdom

The Ambassador Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations in New York stressed that the culture of peace, harmony and coexistence that Morocco advocates, in accordance with the High Royal Guidelines, is “highly recognized and welcomed by the international community”. Speaker at a special meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on the theme: “Reinventing equality: eliminating racism, xenophobia and racial discrimination against anyone during the Decade of action for the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs “, Omar Hilale stressed that during his visit to the Kingdom, in March 2019, at the invitation of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, His Holiness Pope Francis congratulated Morocco for its commitment to “adequate and healthy training against all forms of extremism, which often lead to violence and terrorism and which, in any case, constitute an offense against religion and against God himself”. In this context, the Moroccan diplomat highlighted the long tradition of the Kingdom in terms of tolerance, coexistence, respect for others and the promotion of intercultural and interreligious dialogue, stressing that this tradition is a reality that is part of the collective consciousness. and the daily experience of Moroccan society, for more than 12 centuries. During this meeting, marked in particular by the participation of the UN Secretary General, the President of ECOSCOC, as well as the President of South Africa, the Vice-President of Costa Rica, the European Commissioner for Equality, and the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ambassador Hilale noted that the Constitution of Morocco reinforces this commitment in favor of human rights, equality and non- discrimination. Pope Francis from Rabat: “” I welcome all the advances made by Morocco “Article 23 of the Constitution, he said, explicitly prohibits any incitement to racism, hatred and violence, adding that the equality before the law and gender equality are protected in articles 6 and 19. In addition, the rights of non-citizens are specifically protected in article 30 – article qualified as “visionary” by the special rapporteur of the Council of Human Rights, Tendayi Achiume, at the end of his visit to Morocco, in fact stipulating that foreigners under Moroccan jurisdiction have the right to enjoy the fundamental freedoms granted to Moroccan citizens, as observed Omar Hilale. And to continue that the preamble of the Constitution highlights the Moroccan identity, forged by the convergence of its Arab-Islamic, Amazigh and Saharo-Hassan components, nourished and enriched by its African, Andalusian, Hebrew and Mediterranean tributaries. The CCME, a institution that has been able to bring migration to the heart of public debate The Ambassador also argued that Morocco has a strong and rich experience in the field of migration, adopting an approach based on respect for human rights. ‘Man, humanitarian law, solidarity and tolerance. “It is within this framework that the far-sighted and humanist policy of His Majesty King Mohammed VI is inscribed towards migrants living in Morocco and which has allowed the regularization of the situation of thousands of migrants in recent years, more than 80% of whom brotherly countries of sub-Saharan Africa, “said the Moroccan diplomat, adding that several reforms have been undertaken to ensure migrants all their rights. Video. The African Migration Observatory now has its headquarters in Rabat Omar Hilale also recalled that Morocco is proud to be the initiator of UN and international documents of extreme importance, in particular the Rabat Action Plan. on the prohibition of the appeal to national, racial or religious hatred which constitutes an incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence. He also cited the Fez Plan of Action on the role of religious leaders to prevent incitement to violence, and the Marrakech Declaration on the rights of religious minorities in the Muslim world. In addition, the Ambassador of Morocco stressed that the Decade of Action towards the SDGs offers valuable opportunities to be seized to end racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance, stigma, extremism and to radicalism. And to conclude that the digital world plays a crucial role in the universal dissemination of the values ​​and principles of openness, tolerance and acceptance of differences, stressing “the need for a framework for the ethical use of the virtual world to achieve in the face of messages of hatred, racism or discrimination “, as recommended by UNESCO.