UN: Morocco as Second-Time Coordinator of African Group on Economic and Development Issues

For the second year in a row, Morocco has been selected to be Principal Coordinator of the African Group on Economic and Development Issues in New York

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For the second year in a row, Morocco has been selected to be Principal Coordinator of the African Group on Economic and Development Issues in New York

The Permanent Mission of Morocco to the United Nations will assume the role of Principal Coordinator of the African group to the United Nations and its common positions on the core issues of sustainable development, the advancement of social and economic development in Africa, and the implementation of the 17 sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda.

In this capacity, Morocco will undertake negotiations with other international partners on behalf of the African continent, and will also work to strengthen common African positions within the framework of multilateral processes aimed at combating the Covid-19 pandemic and achieving post-pandemic recovery, and work in the field of climate, environmental protection, food security, energy transition, mobilization of financial resources for sustainable development, dealing with challenges facing the least developed countries in Africa, upgrading of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), South-South cooperation and migration, in addition to a number of fields in multilateral development cooperation.

Moreover, Morocco will do its utmost to make the voice of the African continent heard within the framework of international pluralism, and to enhance the role of regional integration in Africa to achieve sustainable development goals and ensure success of a sustainable recovery from the pandemic.

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