Morocco Has Overcome Sustainable Development Challenges through Unique Democracy-Based Model – Parliament

Morocco has managed to address the challenges of sustainable development by constructing a unique model grounded in the essence of democracy and strategic choices that prioritize the human element. These achievements were highlighted by Mohammed Sabbari, Morocco’s House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, during his address at the 147th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Luanda. Sabbari emphasized that this Moroccan model not only underscores the importance of women’s and youth’s representation but also promotes an institutionalized approach to governance, planning, and decision-making. Moreover, individual and collective rights are explicitly outlined in the country’s Constitution and translated into public policies adopted, monitored, tracked, and evaluated by both chambers of the Parliament. The implementation of these rights is visible in various concrete programs, spanning education, training, public health, social assistance, and social protection. Morocco’s robust institutional framework and the maturity of its democratic model, under the wise leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, have enabled the nation to successfully navigate through two challenging moments; i.e. the COVID-19 pandemic and the Al Haouz earthquake. Sabbari further explained that “these trials have demonstrated that a nation that has laid the foundations of stability, established effective state institutions, and upheld principles of social and economic justice, alongside political development based on human rights and constitutional legitimacy, must inevitably face moments of adversity and challenging trials as part of its historical journey.” He further stressed that Morocco’s resilience and achievements represent not only a victory for the nation and its people but also for its allies, friends, and the promotion of universal values and ethical responsibility. The Moroccan Parliament is actively participating in the 147th IPU Assembly and the 212th session of the Governing Council, hosted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Angola in Luanda from October 23 to 27. The Moroccan delegation includes members from both the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors. Notably, this year’s assembly will feature the election of a new presidency for the IPU, with four female candidates from Senegal, Malawi, Tanzania, and Somalia vying for the position. The General Assembly is expected to adopt a resolution addressing the role of parliaments in combatting child trafficking in orphanages, a key theme discussed by the Permanent Committee on Democracy and Human Rights.