Nairobi: UN-Habitat Hails Morocco’s Housing, Urban Planning Efforts

The efforts made by Morocco in the field of housing and urban planning were hailed in Nairobi by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

In a meeting with Youssef Hosni, Secretary General of the Ministry of National Planning, Urban Development, Housing and Urban Policy – Department of Housing and Urban Policy, who heads the Moroccan delegation to the 2nd Session of the UN-Habitat Assembly (June 5-9), UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Michal Mlynar praised the Kingdom’s efforts to promote the social and environmental sustainability of human settlements, and to ensure access to decent housing for all.

During the meeting, Michal Mlynar also reiterated UN-Habitat’s readiness to support the Kingdom in implementing its policies and programs in the field of housing and urban planning.

The UN official also emphasized the dynamic cooperation that drives Morocco’s actions within the UN-Habitat Executive Council, which earned him unanimous re-election to the Council for a second two-year term.

In this respect, he stressed that Morocco is “a model” of cooperation in the field of housing and urban planning.

For his part, Hosni reviewed the Morocco-UN-Habitat cooperation program, which will be renewed until 2025, noting that this program defines the concrete actions that the Ministry undertakes, in line with the actions and strategy of UN-Habitat.

Hosni also underlined Morocco’s efforts to reduce the housing deficit (70% since 2002) and combat slums, noting that the Kingdom is well on the way to eradicating this scourge, after 60 Moroccan towns were declared slum-free.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse