Morocco

FROM THE FIELD: Balancing Morocco’s indigenous culture and conservation

The delicate balance between indigenous farming practices and conservation in Morocco is under threat, but according to the UN, local communities in the Western High Atlas Mountains are finding ways to preserve traditions and still make a living from the land. 

How UN cultural treasures helped set the stage for Game of Thrones

From King’s Landing to the Iron Bank, so many of the breathtaking backdrops seen on the smash hit Game of Thrones television series are available for future generations to enjoy,  thanks to a key, but little-known role played by the United Nations cultural agency.

Africa must be allowed to play rightful role in international affairs, Moroccan Minister tells UN

With the world at a crossroads – battered by climate change, threatened by terrorism and extremism, and struggling with deepening inequality – it is not only time to bolster multilateral cooperation, but to make use of the vital capacities that can be provided by the dynamism of the African continent, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Morocco told the United Nations General Assembly today.

UN and Africa: focus on peacekeepers, HIV/AIDS and volunteerism

Killing of two peacekeepers in CAR condemned by UN

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Killing of two peacekeepers in CAR condemned by UN

The killing of two peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN mission there.

The blue helmets, who were part of a battalion from Morocco, were escorting fuel trucks, when they were ambushed by unknown assailants.

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Political will “absolutely” exists to implement climate agreement

The political will to implement an international climate agreement “absolutely” exists, according to the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.

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Agriculture “fundamental” to fighting climate change

Agriculture is a fundamental part of global efforts to combat the impacts of climate change, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Small islands push for implementation of climate pledges

Small island states are pushing for the implementation of a UN-backed international climate agreement aimed at keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius; that’s according to the Minister of Environment and Energy in the Maldives archipelago.

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Countries benefiting from south-south cooperation

Collaboration between developing countries, or south-south cooperation as it’s known, has been hailed as “a powerful way” to support vulnerable nations.

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Buildings can play “transformative” role in fighting climate change

Buildings can play a “transformative” role in fighting climate change in cities, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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