Subregional Coordination Mechanism for North Africa

The subregional office for North Africa and the Arab Maghreb Union organized two consultative meetings on the establishment of a subregional coordination mechanism as part of Maghreb partnership process. The first meeting, held in June 2013, in Rabat, focused on integration in the Maghreb region in the light of the new sociopolitical context of the subregion. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the medium-term challenges of regional integration and develop an action plan and platform for the implementation of decisions. Four priority areas were identified for the re-launch of the regional integration agenda:

(i)      A programme to fast-track workers’ mobility

(ii)    A regional strategy for youth employment

(iii)   A Maghreb agricultural strategy

(iv)  A regional electric power agreement