Egypt's Mona Makram to participate in 9th UNAOC Global Forum in Morocco

Ahram Online , Thursday 6 Oct 2022

Former Senator Mona Makram Ebeid will participate at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations' 9th Global Forum slated for 22-23 November in the historical city of Fez, Morocco.

Egypt s Mona Makram Ebeid
Egypt s Mona Makram Ebeid

The former parliamentarian and daughter of late renowned politician Makram Ebeid will participate and speak in the forum in her capacity as adviser to the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Miguel Moratinos.

The UNAOC forum will address a number of challenging global issues with a focus on Africa, a continent that is still in need for collective action and global mobilisation, said Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita.

The forum takes place amid an extremely challenging global situation in light of a surge in violent extremism, terrorism, xenophobia, hate speech, racism, radicalism, and discrimination, the UNAOC said.

“Thus, finding pathways to peace, unity and solidarity rooted in mutual respect, human dignity and compassion has never been more urgent,” the UNAOC added.

For his part, Moratinos said the city of Fez was chosen to host the forum given its ancestral character and spiritual symbolism.

“The need to save the planet is often mentioned, but we are also required to learn to live together, to respect each other, and to understand the existence of different religions, cultures and civilizations, and Morocco embodies this,” stressed Moratinos.

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