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More on Morocco’s Efforts to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Caitlin Dearing Scott September 22, 2017 Over the past week, Morocco has undertaken a number of initiatives to advance regional and global cooperation on countering terrorism and violent extremism. From deepening intelligence cooperation with European countries to analyzing the roots of radicalization in coordination with the United States, these latest initiatives underscore once again the country’s leadership in confronting one of today’s most pressing challenges. Here is a summary of ...

In Speech to United Nations, Morocco Prioritizes Africa, Calls for Realistic Resolution of the Sahara

Washington, DC, September 21, 2017 (MACP) – Speaking at the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita hailed Morocco’s return to the African Union as a crowning achievement of King Mohammed VI’s vision and underscored Morocco’s commitment to Africa’s future. “Morocco will continue to shoulder its responsibilities within the African Union, as a founding member of the Organization of African ...

Morocco and the United States to Launch New Counterterrorism Initiative

Washington, DC, September 21, 2017 (MACP) – In a fact sheet issued yesterday, the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) announced that the United States will launch a new initiative with Morocco, “The Initiative to Address Homegrown Violent Extremists,” to be implemented in partnership with the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ). The Initiative will “[address] the growing threat posed by ISIL/Da’esh-inspired and linked Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs), ...

Showing How It’s Done: Morocco Leads Developing Countries on Sustainable Development Efforts

Kristen Kouttab September 21, 2017 Morocco has a proven track record of finding green solutions to its energy needs and development goals. The country continues to demonstrate that it is still a climate change champion, and its efforts have been widely recognized. According to a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor, Morocco is “at the forefront of a renewable revolution,” and in Germanwatch’s 2017 Climate Change Performance Index, Morocco ...

Business Brief: Morocco Challenged to Build Human Capital Assets; Domestic Banking Sector Growing Stronger

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 21, 2017 On the heels of the recent World Bank report and workshop in Morocco on the need for increased investment in inclusive human capital development, two articles echoed the recommendations. Good news is that the domestic banking sector continues to grow and serve more customers. Focus on Morocco’s need to build its human resources. Despite the fact that Morocco’s human capital is one of the ...
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