Morocco’s Election to UNHRC Presidency, ‘Recognition of Morocco’s African & Global Position’ in Promoting Human Rights – UPF President –

The overwhelming election of Morocco to the Presidency of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2024, is “a recognition of the Kingdom’s African and global position” in “respecting and promoting human rights”, President of the International Francophone Press Union (French: Union internationale de la presse francophone, UPF), Madiambal Diagne, said. “I would like to congratulate the Kingdom of Morocco and its highest authorities, notably HM King Mohammed VI, as well as all the Moroccan people, for this overwhelming and resounding election to the presidency of the United Nations Human Rights Council”, Diagne, also founder of the Senegalese daily “Le Quotidien”, told MAP. “It is a recognition of the efforts undertaken by Morocco for many years” in terms of improving its legislative framework and its public environment, UPF president said, adding that this decision to entrust the UNHRC presidency to the Kingdom “shall certainly have very positive impact on the political, social and democratic environment of Morocco”. Morocco on Wednesday secured the Presidency of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2024 in a vote held in Geneva, receiving support from 30 out of the 47 council members.