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Morocco Opts for an Approach Based on Security & Human Rights Dimensions to Tackle Migration Crisis (Official)

Nouakchott   -  
Morocco has opted for an approach based on the dimensions of security, human rights and development to tackle the issue of migration, stressed Morocco's permanent representative to the African Union (AU), Mohammed Arrouchi, at a meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU, held on the sidelines of the 31st African Union Summit in Nouakchott.
Morocco Opts for an Approach Based on Security & Human Rights Dimensions to Tackle Migration Crisis (Official)
29 June 2018

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union must decide on the appropriate action to be taken to overcome the challenges posed by the issue of migration, through the establishment of a common migration management strategy involving the countries of origin, transit and destination, he underlined.

Arrouchi, who based his statement on the vision of HM King Mohammed VI, Leader of the African Union on the issue of migration, stressed the need to act through the implementation of this common migration management strategy.

"It is indeed imperative to act, notably through the development of a common migration management strategy involving both countries of origin, transit and destination, in order to find balanced solutions that take into account the interests of the countries concerned by this phenomenon," said the Moroccan official.

The African Migration Agenda, developed in concert with our African partners has four main aspects: effective national migration policies, efficient regional coordination, a relevant continental perspective and a mutually beneficial international partnership, he noted.

In order to provide the continent with better governance of migration issues, the PSC adopted the proposal contained in the African Migration Agenda that provides for the establishment of an African Migration Observatory to meet the real and pressing needs of Africa to generate better knowledge, understanding and control of the migration phenomenon, Arrouchi said.

The Agenda also proposed the creation of the position of AU Special Envoy in charge of coordinating African policies on migration, he recalled.

The Observatory will be Africa's effective tool and instrument for establishing an information-sharing interconnection system between sub-regions and different African countries and will ultimately prevent and respond to the security challenges related to migration in the continent, Arrouchi pointed out.

By the end of 2015, some 12 million people were internally displaced in Africa due to the continent's many conflicts, he said, noting that migration has become a major issue in the 21st century and poses, in addition to social, economic and political problems, a real security challenge to decision-makers involved in migration management.

Last modified : 29 June 2018

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