Morocco, UNHCR sign agreement for protection of refugee rights
London, April 16, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Morocco has entered a framework agreement with the UNHCR-United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with the aim to strengthening the protection of refugee rights.
For Reybet-Degat the agreement signifies an “important step in the path of close cooperation” for the two parties.
“It also reflects the joint work carried out by [the bodies] regarding the implementation of the National Immigration and Asylum Policy” in Morocco, concluded the representative.
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The aforementioned migration policy is centered on humanitarian considerations, particularly through integration and ensuring that migrants have access to healthcare, education, housing, employment, and other social services.
The UNHCR has had a longstanding presence in Morocco, working together with various institutions to ensure that migrant rights are being respected. In October 2020, Commissioner of the UNHCR Philippo Grandi outlined the positive outcomes of Morocco’s work with the organization, during the 71st session of the Executive Committee of the UN body.
In March, in recognition of Bouayach’s illustrious career, the Office of the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights celebrated her achievements for human rights and gender equality in Morocco. MWN