The closing event of the project will take place in September, which will provide the opportunity to present the main results and outputs, and provide an overview of the human rights policy in Morocco.
Morocco continues to make progress in the recognition of and respect for human rights in all its policies, as the Coordination Committee of the European project of capacity-building of the Inter-Ministerial Delegation of Human Rights (DIDH) of Morocco, led by the FIIAPP noted.
After more than two years of implementation, the Committee’s meeting, in which representatives of the DIDH, the European Union Delegation in Morocco, the FIIAPP and project managers from Spain and Austria, was an opportunity to share progress and review any outstanding activities before the end of the project, in September 2017. The Committee made it possible to emphasise the importance of the human rights policy in Morocco, its efforts to align itself with international commitments, and the key role of the DIDH in this process.
In fact, throughout the two years of the project, the DIDH has established itself as a central institution for promoting the human rights approach in all Moroccan policies, and ensuring the follow-up to the recommendations of the United Nations (UN).
At international level, only two countries have established an independent national coordination mechanism, which places the DIDH at the forefront of promoting human rights.
With the project’s support and with the purpose of strengthening the DIDH’s missions, a series of practical guides have been developed. Diego Blázquez, former coordinator of the project in Morocco, explained the role of the Delegation for the programme Public Cooperation in the World.
One of the guides, on the follow-up to the recommendations of the UN, was presented in the framework of the Coordination Committee. Two experts were also involved: the innovation director of the INAP (National Institute of Public Administration) of Spain, which supported the implementation of a system to follow up on the recommendations of UN; and a former member of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights, who offered coaching on preparing reports for the UN Committee on Eliminating Discrimination against Women.