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New York: Abdelhamid El Jamri, UN Expert reelected for a fourth mandate

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Morocco was re-elected on June 30, 2015 at the UN headquarters in New York, in the person of Abdelhamid El Jamri, at the Migrant Workers Committee for a fourth term of four years.

This re-election took place during the Seventh Meeting of member States of the Convention for the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. The Moroccan candidate has been selected by more than 80% of the states voting.

At this meeting, states have proceeded with the election of seven Independent experts to be members of the Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers.

The Moroccan expert has been a member of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers since 2003. He served as Vice President in the 2006 to 2008 Committee and as Chairman of the Committee from 2008 to 2014.

Abdelhamid El Jamri, also a member of the Council of the Moroccan community abroad, where he is Chairman of the Task Force "Administration, Rights of Users and Public Policies", is currently stationed in West Africa, where he heads an EU Mission.

The Committee on Migrant Workers, one of the nine core United Nations bodies devoted to human rights, is composed of 14 independent experts who monitor the implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers, review the periodic reports of States parties to the Convention and adopt recommendations and conclusions for its implementation at the national level.

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