African Union For Morocco’s Proposition to Open Migration Observatory

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has endorsed the establishment of the African Migration Observatory, as proposed by King Mohammed VI of Morroco, which aims mainly at collecting data, ensuring information exchange and coordination between African countries.

The Observatory, which would be based on the triad Â’Understand, Anticipate and ActÂ’, will create synergies with continental initiatives on migration, and support them, through data and knowledge sharing, to address efficiently challenges related to migration flows from and within Africa, the PSC said in a statement.

In this regard, the Council emphasizes the importance for the Observatory to collaborate with the existing initiatives such as the Regional Operation Center (ROC) in Khartoum and the Horn of Africa (HoA) Initiative, to enhance collaboration and intelligence sharing and to address continental crimes related to migration, the source added.

In a message to the 30th African Union Summit, King Mohammed VI has suggested, in the framework of the African Agenda on Migration, to set up an African Migration Observatory.