Morocco brilliantly elected to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Morocco brilliantly elected to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

New York – Morocco was elected on Monday in the person of Professor Mohamed Amarti to represent Africa as a member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, for a period of four years, starting January 1, 2021.

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is one of the main Treaty Bodies of the UN human rights system. It monitors the implementation by States Parties of their obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The latter, like the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, constitutes the basis of the UN nomenclature in the field of human rights.

The election of Morocco to this extremely important Committee is an eloquent recognition on the part of the international community of the efforts and achievements of the Kingdom, under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, in terms of the promotion and protection of human rights. Man and fundamental freedoms, particularly economic, social and cultural rights.

This election is also a consecration by the Member States of the United Nations of the major programs, projects and initiatives adopted by Morocco in order to take charge of and promote economic, social and cultural rights throughout the national territory, in particular the ‘National Initiative for Human Development (INDH), launched by the Sovereign in 2005.

Professor Amarti was elected to this post, along with the Egyptian candidate, thanks to the vote in favor of 37 of the 54 members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Mr. Amarti, president of the Eastern Regional Commission, of the National Human Rights Council, won this election against the South African candidate who was running for a second term.

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Last modification: September 15, 2020

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