A delegation of 65 young Moroccans participated last week as ambassadors in working sessions at the UN headquarters in New York as part of the initiative “Future We Want: A Global Initiative for Young Leaders “.
The Future We Want Global Initiative for Young Leaders is the world’s largest platform for youth empowerment in diplomatic and international affairs, civic engagement and global citizenship.
Chaired by the Secretary General of the United Nations Association of Morocco, Chabib Abderrahmane, the delegation had the honor of representing Morocco in this United Nations initiative which brings together young people from more than 80 countries.
During the meetings, young Moroccans were able to discuss pressing issues on the UN agenda such as water scarcity, energy transition, human rights and multilateralism as a post-covid recovery tool. .
The Moroccan delegation, also composed of Ms. Fouzia Benabid and Hasna Bahit, members of the United Nations Association of Morocco, also met several ambassadors of member states as well as senior officials of the UN organization.
The initiative is a flagship project organized by the Italian Diplomatic Academy in collaboration with several national institutions and the embassies of other countries. Every year since 2018, it has offered the opportunity to participate to young people who aspire to become diplomats or to improve their skills in the field of international relations and diplomacy.
The initiative was welcomed by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, the President of the General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, the Special Envoy for Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, as well as by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. .