Morocco is taking part in the work of the 11th edition of the World Urban Forum (WUF), which is being held from June 26 to 30 in the Polish city of Katowice, under the theme ”Transforming our cities for a better urban future”.
The Kingdom is present at this international event through a large delegation bringing together the Ministry of the Interior, represented by Khalid Safir, Wali-Director General of Local Authorities, as well as the Ministry of National Territorial Development, Urban Planning , housing and urban policy, with all its central and regional components, in addition to its bodies under its supervision. The forum also sees the participation of Mayors and local elected Moroccans.
On the occasion of the official opening of this edition, during which Morocco will highlight the Vision of King Mohammed VI aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and improving the living environment of citizens, the inauguration of Morocco’s stand by Morocco’s ambassador to Poland, Abderrahim Atmoun, in the presence of ambassadors from African countries in Poland.
A visit to the stands of the African countries participating in this event was also organized, in order to further strengthen the bonds of friendship, to perpetuate the values of African brotherhood and mutual aid and to highlight the South-South cooperation advocated by the Morocco, in accordance with the High Royal Guidelines, and to accelerate the implementation of the New African Agenda.
The Moroccan participation in this high mass, which should bring together more than 300,000 participants, aims to highlight the expertise, as well as the progress of the Kingdom in terms of urban planning, housing and sustainable development. The major projects, carried out by the Ministry of National Territorial Planning, Town Planning, Housing and Town Policy, during the last decade, will be exhibited during events organized within the stand of Morocco and within the framework of networking.
In Africa, the Kingdom is among the 8 countries on the continent to have published their National Reports on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, out of a total of 54 African countries. Globally, only 35 countries out of a total of 194 have fulfilled this commitment.