The 193 Member States unanimously elected Morocco, represented by Ambassador Omar Hilale, the nation’s Permanent Representative to the UN, on Thursday to serve as the 78th UN General Assembly’s Vice-President. From September 2023 until September 2024, Morocco will represent the African continent in this crucial role.
The General Assembly also chose Dennis Francis, the Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the UN, to preside over the 78th session, along with the four Vice-Presidents who represented the UN’s five geographical zones.
As a result of His Majesty King Mohammed VI’s high instructions, Morocco was elected as the General Assembly’s Vice-President, reflecting the Kingdom’s active engagement within the global organization.
The fulfillment of the three cornerstones of the United Nations—international peace and security, development, and human rights—is a responsibility shared by Morocco.
The Kingdom is notably engaged in the areas of terrorism, violent extremism, and incitement to hatred as well as the advancement of international governance, human rights, and gender equality.
Additionally, Morocco’s significant and positive contributions to international fora and to the UN are being acknowledged internationally through this election.