Year 2022: Morocco, Credible Actor in Perpetuation of Peace, Security

Morocco’s electoral success in several international and regional organizations involved in the establishment and perpetuation of peace and security, during the year 2022, testifies to the credibility of the Kingdom’s action in this field. Thus, Morocco has been elected for a new mandate within the Peace and Security Council for the period 2022-2025, a brilliant election that illustrates the Kingdom’s commitment to lasting peace in its home continent, based on the triptych of peace, security and development. In recognition of its role as a major player in multilateral action for a maritime order based on international law, Morocco was elected, on June 15, 2022, in the person of Professor Miloud Loukili, to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf for the period 2023-2028, following an intense diplomatic campaign of promotion, mobilizing the entire Moroccan diplomatic apparatus. The success of Morocco, which was competing against Algeria, Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya and Ghana, testifies to the great credibility enjoyed by the Kingdom’s maritime strategy, in accordance with the Very High Vision of HM King Mohammed VI, to promote the blue economy as a lever for development in Africa. The year 2022 has also seen brilliant successes of Moroccan candidacies to international organizations related to disarmament. At the level of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Kingdom recorded three electoral successes, through its re-election to the Executive Council for the period 2023-2025, to the Steering Committee of the OPCW Program for Strengthening Cooperation with Africa for the period 2022-2023, as well as its appointment as a member of the Organization’s Advisory Committee on Education and Awareness for the period 2022-2024. The Kingdom of Morocco was re-elected, in January 2022 and for a 2-year term, to the Chairmanship of the Evaluation and Implementation Group of the Global Counter-Terrorism Initiative (GCITI), in the person of Redouane Houssaini, Director of the United Nations and International Organizations within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad. In accordance with the Royal Highest Directions, Moroccan diplomacy will remain fully committed to continuing the dynamics of strengthening the Kingdom’s presence in the multilateral system. The entire Moroccan diplomatic apparatus, in coordination with the Departments concerned, will remain mobilized to promote Morocco’s action in favor of action-oriented and result-based multilateralism, in the service of international peace and security, sustainable development, and the promotion and protection of human rights.