Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

Morocco Attends World Humanitarian Summit | North Africa Post

An exposition at the World Humanitarian Summit outlines Morocco’s strong “contribution in humanitarian action and peacekeeping operations”: [...] On the sidelines of this event, Prince Moulay Rachid visited on Monday an exhibition showing Morocco’s contribution in humanitarian action and peacekeeping operations. The exhibition displays the contribution made by the Moroccan royal armed forces over half a century in peacekeeping operations and the protection of civilians. With more than 2,300 peacekeepers, ...

Western Sahara – Serious, Credible, Realistic? – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley May 6, 2016 “Serious, credible and realistic.” These are the words routinely used by the Obama Administration to describe Morocco’s 2007 compromise political initiative – based on continued Moroccan sovereignty and broad autonomy for the local population — to resolve the four-decades-old Western Sahara problem. However, at this point, it is worth asking whether the Obama Administration’s execution of its declared policy is itself either serious, credible ...

Ban Ki-moon and the Sahara – It is Not Just About the Word – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley March 18, 2016 I suppose that in the interest of brevity or simplification, most current press reports of the dispute between Morocco and Ban Ki-moon over the Sahara question have focused almost exclusively on Ban’s use of the term “occupation” to describe Morocco’s presence in what it considers its sovereign territory. This seriously obscures the reality of the problem and leaves largely uninformed readers scratching their heads ...

Here’s What Ban Ki-moon Should Talk to the Polisario and Algeria About – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley March 3, 2016 Next week, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will visit Algeria and the Polisario-run refugee gulags around Tindouf in the vast, vacant and often scorching southern Algerian desert. Here is what I hope he will say to whoever is pretending to be in charge of matters in Algiers these days, and to the perennial President-For-Life of the fictitious Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. What is ...

Morocco Sets Up Steering Committee for COP22 | North Africa Post

Morocco has begun planning the 22nd United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP22), to be held in Marrackech: Morocco has set up the steering committee for the 22nd United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP22) scheduled in Marrakech next November 7-18. This steering committee, chaired by foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar, includes ten members. Its formation shows Morocco’s firm determination to ensure success to this landmark international event. The holding of ...

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