Inauguration in Rabat of the exhibition “United Nations Snapshots of Morocco”

The exhibition “United Nations Snapshots of Morocco”, organized in celebration of United Nations Day, was inaugurated on Monday at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM) in Rabat. Launched by the United Nations Development System in Morocco, the exhibition, which will run until 8 November, showcases the rich diversity of interventions across the 25 funds, programs and agencies that make up the system, as well as their convergence. Serving support and cooperation of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Morocco. Through a collection of nearly thirty photographs, which show the highlights of the collaboration uniting the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Nations system, and powerful images focusing on the human angle, the exhibition – which combines art and memory – It covers a wide range of topics, including children, empowerment of women and youth, South-South cooperation, migration and refugees. It also pays tribute to Morocco’s exemplary commitment to the United Nations since its joining the organization in 1956, such as the visit of the late HM Mohamed V to the United Nations in 1957, accompanied by the former Secretary-General. Presentation of the United Nations Medal to 752 Moroccan peacekeepers at the end of their mission to the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, and more recently in the Central African Republic in August. In a special address, Sylvia López-Acra, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Development System in Morocco, praised her “strong, proactive and unwavering commitment to serving the Moroccan ideals and key initiatives of the United Nations, whether global, regional or be locally, and have been for 65 years”. In this regard, he recalled that Morocco has more than 2,000 peacekeepers in UN missions, making it the 11th country to contribute to UN peacekeeping operations This year UN Day marks the 76th anniversary of the organization’s charter, López-Acra said, noting that it was also marked by the launch of the “Our Common Agenda” report by the UN Secretary-General. The nation that determines the vision and ambition of the organization for the next 25 years and recommendations in this direction to member states. Of the 31 photographs displayed, Ms. Lopez said that behind each lies a deep and unique story and that Each photo is “inspiring personal or Collective stories, testimony to resilience, commitment to a better tomorrow, to the future. Promising, portends a changed destiny. and hope “.

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