Posts Tagged ‘regionalization’

Moving Forward with Advanced Regionalization in the Sahara – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC April 21, 2016 Earlier this month, Morocco’s Economic, Social, and Environmental Council (CESE) released a new report on advanced regionalization in the Sahara. The report, “The Requirements of Regionalization and the Integration Challenges of Sectoral Policies,” sets out a road map of recommendations that aim to make the region a lever for “integrated, inclusive, and sustainable” human and economic development. The report is just the latest ...

Will regionalization help democratization in Morocco? | Brookings

An interview with Morocco’s Economic, Social and Environmental Council President, Nizar Baraka on reform and development: While Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt are more frequently referenced in discussions about the 2011 Arab uprisings and their aftermath, Baraka stressed that the political and social changes in Morocco should not be overlooked. He emphasized the importance of the July 2011 constitution, which puts Morocco’s citizens at the “heart of all we do.” The ...

As Green March turns 40, Moroccan king pledges more support to W. Saharans | Al Arabiya

King Mohammed VI described in a speech a “new era” for Western Sahara, and Morocco’s longstanding commitment to its development: As Moroccans celebrated the 40th anniversary festivities of Morocco’s Green March, a peaceful protest which successfully brought an end to Spanish colonial presence in 1975, a large demonstration also took place outside a U.N. office in the Western Saharan city of Laayoune. Western Saharans, also known as Sahrawis, who took ...

Morocco’s Autonomy Plan Remains ‘Best Solution’ to Sahara Conflict, Says Erik Jensen | MAP

Former UN representative for the Sahara, Erik Jensen, still believes that the Moroccan autonomy plan remains the “best option” to solve the Sahara conflict: The autonomy plan presented by Morocco remains “the best solution” to the Sahara conflict, stressed Erik Jensen, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the Sahara. The Moroccan Initiative was developed to find a “realistic and feasible political solution” to the Sahara issue, Jensen ...

Western Sahara: Better Now than the Inevitable Later – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley, MACP September 17, 2015 Forty years on, it may seem as though the dispute over who is sovereign in Western Sahara is destined to grind on without resolution for decades to come.  But don’t bet on it. Things have been changing radically on the ground in Morocco’s southern provinces over the last decade, and the pace is accelerating. On the positive side, Morocco is busily putting in ...
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