King Mohammed VI at the Millennium Development Goals Summit In New-york

  September 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm by

At the United Nations headquarters in New York, King Mohammed VI of Morocco attended the UN Summit Millennium Development Goals, in which the King underlined in an address on Monday before the summit Morocco’s engagement to realize the Millennium Development Goals.

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In this regard, King Mohammed VI recalled that, “to promote a global partnership based on solidarity Morocco has made human development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals the central part of a practical innovative South-South cooperation policy especially with respect to sister Africannations.”

The monarch also recalled that Morocco launched in 2005 the National Initiative for Human Development which rests on an inclusive consultation based approach participatory democracy a system of governance founded on close proximity to the citizens as well as on a deep active involvement of the actors concerned in the Initiative’s projects which seek to address shortcomings in social development efforts by creating jobs and income-generating activities.

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“Thanks to this bold initiative and to the in-depth reforms sectoral plans and major projects it has triggered Morocco has made much headway towards the accomplishment of the Millennium Development Goals particularly with respect to fighting poverty precariousness and social exclusion and improving people’s living conditions in both urban and rural areas especially by ensuring widespread access to electricity and drinking water,” King Mohammed said.

At the Marge of the Summit, Morocco received the 2010 UN Habitat Award. The news was announced on September 20th following a meeting between King Mohammed VI and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on the sidelines of the summit.

The sovereign also met with the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Turkish President Abdullah Gul and other Heads of Delegations.

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