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18 Nov

COP22, First Event to Conform to ISO 20121 Standards in Africa

Marrakech, 18/11/2016 (MAP) – The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) becomes the first event in Africa to conform to ISO 20121 standards.

The Awards Ceremony of the Certificate ISO 20121 for the organisation of the COP22 took place this Friday in the Moroccan Pavillion of the COP22.

It was presented to Abdeladim Lhafi, Commissioner General of COP22 by Marc Roussel, Vice-President of the group Bureau Veritas.

The ISO 20121 standard outlines all the requirements necessary for a management system integrating sustainable development for all types of events and event activities, and supplying the directives to comply to these demands.

The taking into account of all sustainable development requirements during the organisation of COP22 was a central consideration of the Pilot Committee responsible for the organisation of the event.

For Marc Roussel, “the organisation of a conference as important in such conditions is a challenge Morocco rose to. The COP22 has been evaluated in several stages conforming to the international standards ISO20121.”

He added that “the COP22 is the second UN conference to be certified ISO20121 following COP21 in Paris,” noting that “in terms of the continent, it is the first to receive the certificate.”

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