Morocco, UN Celebrate Argan Tree, Symbol of Resilience
Agadir – Morocco and the United Nations will celebrate in Agadir, the second edition of the International Day of Argania, endemic species of the Kingdom.
This event is intended to celebrate this emblematic tree and to enhance its contribution to socio-economic development and tourism, as well as the preservation of biodiversity, conservation of the balance of nature and the fight against climate change.
Organized this year under the theme: “The argan tree, symbol of resilience,” this event to be held next Tuesday, will be a moment of national and international mobilization around this endemic tree and its ancestral ecosystem.
On this occasion, a high-level panel will be organized under the chairmanship of Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests.
It will bring together high-ranking officials including the Ambassador Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Group on Sustainable Development, the Director-General of UNESCO, the Director General of WHO, the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Women, the Deputy Director-General of FAO and the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund.
On the sidelines of this event, the Minister will kick off the 6th edition of the International Congress of the Argan Tree, to run until May 13 and which will bring together the national and international scientific community around the advances of scientific research for the benefit of sustainable and inclusive development of all links in the value chain of the Argan tree.