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Wednesday 12 June 2019

Moroccan Ambassador Omar Hilale Chairs Annual Session of UNICEF Executive Board

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Moroccan Ambassador Omar Hilale Chairs Annual Session of UNICEF Executive Board

Morocco's permanent representative in New York, Omar Hilale, opened on Tuesday the annual session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

In his speech, Hilale said that the year 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, noting that this event will not only be an opportunity to celebrate this historic document but also to evaluate the progress made in its implementation around the world and think of the means to ensure a better future for all future generations and leave no children behind.

He said that the Convention on the Rights of the Child is a priority for the Kingdom of Morocco, underlining that HM King Mohammed VI pays a particular attention to improving the situation of children and to this Convention.

Hilale added that HRH Princess Lalla Meryem, Chairwoman of the National Observatory for Children's Rights, spares no effort to ensure the respect, protection and preservation of the rights of children.

The President of the UNICEF Executive Board explained that when children's rights are violated, the society pays the price and when their rights are "respected and protected, human progress and its sustainability are guaranteed for future generations".

"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see," he pointed out.

He also stressed the importance of providing an "inclusive and equitable quality education to measure results and make better use of innovation and new technologies", noting that "quality learning and education will enable future generations to make their voices heard better".

MAP  June 2019