Her Royal Highness Princess LallaHasnaa took part by video message in the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, held from May 17 to 19 in virtual form.
Her Royal Highness Princess LallaHasnaaappointed as Patron of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Foundation as a founding member.
Her Royal Highness delivered a speech via videoconference at the high-level event to launch the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade).
A Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNDP headquarters and the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection (2020).
The Foundation signed a letter of agreement on the pilot phase of the Global Schools Project with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), an initiative launched in 2012 by former UN Secretary General, to harness global science and technology expertise towards practical problem solving for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation.
The Foundation became a member of the Mission 4.7 initiative
The Foundation retained its Special NGO Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) following renewal of its 2015-2018 Five-Year Report.
The Foundation joined the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development (MCSD), sponsored by UNEP/MAP, as a multi-stakeholder advisory body to Contracting Parties of the Barcelona Convention and as a forum for exchange of expertise and peer learning on Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean region.
Her Royal Highness Princess LallaHasnaa, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, launched a major new initiative to combat climate change at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit. This initiative, focused on leveraging ideas and solutions from African youth, was launched in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly.
Her Royal Highness Princess LallaHasnaa, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection inaugurated the Hassan II International Environmental Training Center, located adjacent to the Bouknadel exotic gardens outside Rabat.
The Foundation contributed to UNESCO’s traveling exhibition with the 8th emblematic ESD story as part of the program to safeguard and develop the Marrakech palm grove
The Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection took part in this exhibition initially setup at the European Parliament in Brussels from 14 to 18 May 2018 and then moved to Porto in Portugal, from September to December 2018.
Her Royal Highness Princess LallaHasnaa received the international GOI Peace Foundation award from Hiroo Saionji, President of the GOI Peace Foundation. This award is awarded annually in recognition of an individual’s work or influence for sustainable development and peace. The GOI Peace Foundation recognizes HRH Princess LallaHasnaa’s lifelong commitment to the protection of the environment. The two foundations began a natural cooperation back in 2014, leading to the twinning of schools in Japan and Morocco and shared experience on environmental protection, as evidenced by a project that brings together students from the Green Belt Eco-School in Rabat with those from Omori School in Tokyo. A memorandum of understanding was signed in 2017 to formalize this cooperation.
The Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection and the United Nations have cooperated closely since 2005, particularly in the field of Education for Sustainable Development. This common goal has brought the two community organizations to establish increasingly close cooperation every year. Today the Foundation is a recognized NGO that the United Nations and its agencies support to advance their programs, particularly ESD, by sharing its expertise and its counsel.
Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa delivered a speech at the Education Day held by the UNFCCC during the COP23 in Bonn (Germany), attended by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary, Ms. Patricia Espinoza, UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Director, Mr. Shyamal Majumdar, and Fiji’s Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Reduction, Ms. Mereseini Vuniwaga.
HRH also presided over the signing of a partnership agreement between the Foundation and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat on Climate Empowerment Action (CEA).
Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa delivered a Royal Message at the 7th Islamic Conference of Ministers of the Environment (ICME).
She also officiated the signature of a cooperation program with ISESCO for 2018 and 2019.
Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa delivered a speech at the inauguration of the 9th edition of the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC), a biennial review of education for sustainable development worldwide, at the Vancouver Conference Centre (Canada).
Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa read a speech during the official ceremony of World Food Day, on Friday, October 14th at the FAO headquarters in Rome, where she was invited to the podium alongside other distinguished persons.
She also presided over the signing of a partnership agreement between the Foundation and the FAO for education, training and awareness, especially youth, on the concepts of sustainable development and exchanging expertise and sharing of skills.
On May 27, 2015, the Foundation integrated the family of UN NGOs to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with Special Consultative Status.
This membership gives the Foundation the opportunity to provide its expertise on issues that it practices in the field, help educate the public, and play a major role in achieving the UN’s goals and objectives.
Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa was Guest of Honor at the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, held from November 10 to 12, 2014 in Nagoya, Japan. She spoke at the opening session, where she demonstrated her belief and actions within the Foundation.
A framework agreement was consequently signed on April 5, 2016 in Paris. It allows the Foundation to benefit from UNESCO’s expertise and its documentary collection to build the capacity of educators for environmental protection and sustainable development.
Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa was guest of honor at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) board meeting in February 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. She gave a speech outlining the Foundation’s strategy in raising awareness and education for sustainable development.
On this occasion, she signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNEP. The agreement covers the development of joint projects in environmental education and sustainable development, raising public awareness on this subject, and the participation of Morocco’s NGOs, youth, public and private sectors in environmental protection and sustainable development.
In 2009, the Foundation was granted Observer Status under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), within the framework that the COP (Conference of Parties). This observer status allows the Foundation to submit written and oral recommendations.
Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa, Chairperson of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, was designated in October 2007 Ambassador for the Coast by the United Nations, as part of its Priority Actions Programme, a cause for which she has fought for from the beginning. This ambassador role consists of raising awareness and informing about the coastline’s importance and its fragility.