Morocco has adopted a strategy for resilience and the fight against the effects of the pandemic

Morocco has put in place a strategy of resilience and the fight against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic made up of three components: health, social and economic, underlined, Friday in Marrakech, the Minister of Health and social protection, Khalid Ait Taleb.

“The Kingdom of Morocco has undertaken, under the enlightened leadership of King Mohammed VI, a series of measures to contain the repercussions of Covid-19. Thus, thanks to an anticipated vision, our country was among the first countries to take preventive measures and impose a state of health emergency.explained the Minister in a speech delivered at the World Summit on Social Security, organized within the framework of the World Forum on Social Security (FMSS).

Ait Taleb noted that Morocco has placed the health and safety of citizens at the top of its priorities, while taking into consideration the imperative of supporting the fragile categories affected by this pandemic and endeavoring to limit its negative impact on the economic situation of the country.

The first actions undertaken in this context are the creation of a special fund to deal with the health, economic and social repercussions of the pandemic and the establishment of an economic watch committee to monitor the repercussions of Covid-19. , as well as the identification of accompanying and support measures for companies impacted by the crisis to preserve jobs and support the purchasing power of households, he recalled.

In this context, Ait Taleb said that this pandemic has revealed the solidity of the ties that not only unite Moroccans among themselves, but also has been an opportunity to strengthen Morocco’s cooperation at the international level.

“However, this crisis has highlighted a number of shortcomings that affect the social field more particularly, such as the dependence of certain sectors on external hazards, the size of the informal sector and the weakness of social protection networks, particularly in the ‘with regard to the fringes of the population in a situation of great precariousness’noted the minister.

During this meeting, the other speakers, ministers and officials representing Brazil, Barbados, Côte d’Ivoire, India and Zambia, highlighted the strategies adopted by their governments to deal with the effects of the pandemic. .

This session thus offered the opportunity to demonstrate the key role of social security in promoting economic and social resilience during the global Covid-19 pandemic, which highlighted the existing gaps in social coverage and the need to make systems more resilient and inclusive.

In the current context of economic uncertainty, socio-demographic changes, labor market transformations and green transition, social security systems must continue to respond to the changing social security needs of the population, to protect and empower vulnerable groups and contribute to just societies, speakers stressed.

The World Social Security Summit aimed to highlight and discuss recent progress and future initiatives needed for social security policies that contribute to just, inclusive and resilient societies in different countries.

Placed under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the World Social Security Forum, organized by the Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG), through its Provident Branch, CDG Provident in charge of the CNRA and the RCAR and in partnership with the Caisse Nationale de la Sécurité Sociale (CNSS), the Caisse Marocaine des Retraites (CMR) and the Caisse Interprofessionnelle Marocaine de Retraite (CIMR), is considered the most important international event in the field of security social.

The Forum, held under the theme “Social Security for Resilient and Inclusive Societies”, brings together more than 1,200 participants from 150 countries, with the aim of examining strategies for reforming social security systems and discussing standards and innovative solutions in this area.

Take part in this edition of Moroccan officials and member countries of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), presidents and general managers of national and international institutions and organizations, and international experts in social security.

Divided into 40 sessions led by 120 speakers, the program of the Forum, which extends over 5 days, revolves around 5 major axes: “Priorities, trends and global challenges of social security”, “Social security centered on people in the human and digital age”, “Development and innovation in social security”, “Towards a social, inclusive, resilient and sustainable society for all” and “Responding to the global needs of social security and just”.

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