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UN announces next round of talks to try to resolve Western Sahara dispute

The next round of United Nations-backed informal talks aimed at reaching a settlement in the Western Sahara dispute will take place next month, the UN announced today.

UN experts call on Morocco to implement gender equity policies

Independent United Nations human rights experts today called on Morocco to consolidate and advance the country’s achievements on women’s rights by tackling gaps in its legal framework which put women at a disadvantage, adding that domestic and migrant workers are at higher risk of having their rights violated.

International community to continue to look for Syria solution

The international community will continue to look for a way to end the violence in Syria following the failure to pass a UN Security Council resolution, according to the Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations

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Secretary-General welcomes Morocco’s constitutional reform plan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the constitutional reform proposals which the Moroccan Government will put to the country’s people at a referendum in July.

Secretary-General arrives in Morocco to address global conference

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon touched down in Morocco today, where he will address an international policy conference on the theme of global governance.

Ban set to address global events in Morocco, France

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will embark on a two-nation trip that will take him to Morocco and France later this week, with the United Nations chief set to address global gatherings in both countries, it was announced today.

Ban voices concern over health of Saharawi activist on hunger strike

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has held talks with the Foreign Minister of Morocco to voice his “grave” concern over an independence activist from Western Sahara who has been on hunger strike since last month.

UN refugee agency hails planned cooperation pact with Morocco

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed Morocco's announced intention to sign a cooperation agreement with the agency, saying it would pave the way for improved coordination to help those who have fled to the North African country.

UN launches new project to address drought in Morocco

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced a new projected designed to help Morocco deal with a water shortage brought on by drought and the pressures of development.

UN refugee agency’s Morocco office re-opens after sit-in

A sit-in by Congolese refugees demanding financial assistance from the Rabat office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has ended peacefully, allowing the facility to re-open, a spokesperson for the agency said today.