The Council of the League of Arab States, comprising foreign ministers from member countries, expressed its support for the Kingdom of Morocco’s candidacy for the presidency of the 18th session of the Human Rights Council in 2024.
The endorsement took place during a meeting chaired by Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, as Morocco is chairing the 160th session of the council.
During the meeting, the council also approved the recommendations issued during the 52nd session of the Arab Permanent Commission for Human Rights. , which highlighted Morocco’s initiatives aimed at promoting human rights within the Arab region.
The council also lauded Morocco’s role in hosting the official launch activities of the Arab Plan for Human Rights in December 2022, and the part the country played in the development of a concept sheet on the impact of climate change on human rights in the Arab region.
The development of the concept sheet was welcomed as a step toward a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges posed by environmental changes in the context of human rights.
Furthermore, the council embraced the inclusion of the Call to engage in the dynamics of implementation of the Marrakesh Declaration on National Implementation Mechanisms, reporting, and monitoring in the field of human rights on the Commission’s agenda.
The call is meant to demonstrate Morocco’s commitment to facilitating the implementation of the Marrakesh Declaration and promoting a culture of accountability concerning human rights.
In a significant move, the council also adopted a joint resolution presented by Morocco, Libya, and the United Arab Emirates, emphasizing the importance of religious tolerance and preventing contempt for religions at the international level.