Morocco Candidate to Chair 6th Session of United Nations Environment Assembly
Rabat – Morocco is a candidate to represent Africa and chair the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, scheduled for February 2022, according to the minister of Energy, Mining and Environment, Aziz Rabbah.
A statement issued Monday by the ministry of Environment says that this announcement was made during the participation of Rabbah in the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) which was held virtually on September 16.
In his speech, the minister stressed that Morocco’s candidacy is part of the Kingdom’s commitment and its multiple and effective contributions to regional and international efforts in favor of the preservation of the environment and sustainable development, under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI.
This commitment has been reflected during the last 20 years by the organization and the presidency by Morocco of several high-level international events, said the statement, adding that the Moroccan candidacy is also a way of strengthening regional cooperation for collective and united African action in favor of the environment.
During this conference, Rabbah stressed that the Covid-19 pandemic represents, despite its harmful effects, an opportunity for African countries to advance sustainable, promote investments and create jobs.
The United Nations Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, with a universal membership of all 193 Member States.