Ban Ki-moon welcomes royal initiative on migration, call of Sovereign for respect of ‘migrants’ rights’
PERSISMA, New York (Sep 12, 2013) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed, Thursday in New York, the guidelines of HM King Mohammed VI to the government to devise and implement a strategy and an action plan on migration.
“As one of the first member States to ratify the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (1993), the Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who gave his instructions to the Moroccan government to design and implement an appropriate strategy and action plan with a view to formulating a comprehensive policy on migration”, and “its call for the rights of migrants,” the Office of the Spokesperson of the UN told MAP.
In this regard, “the Secretary-General urges the Moroccan government to implement the recommendations of the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH),” the same source said.
The Secretary-General “expressed hope that, once implemented, these measures will improve the situation of migrants regardless of their status in Morocco,” said the UN.
To this end, the Secretary-General “encourages the Moroccan government to work closely with the United Nations, in particular the High Commissioner for Human Rights, to ensure that all migrant access justice, protection against exploitation and violence, and their full human rights,” said the UN.
After being submitted the report on asylum and immigration, HM King Mohammed VI instructed the government to draft a strategy and a work plan, in coordination with the CNDH and other concerned institutions, to design a comprehensive immigration policy.