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Morocco Reiterates Commitment To Cooperation With UN High Commission For Human…

Geneva – Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Mbarka Bouaida reiterated, on Tuesday in Geneva, Morocco’s commitment to maintain “full cooperation” with the UN High Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council (HRC).Speaking at a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raâd Al-Hussein, Bouaida said that Morocco is set to fully cooperate with UN human rights bodies in favor of advancing human rights in the Kingdom.During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council, the two parties underscored their excellent cooperation ties. Earlier in the day, Bouaida held separate meetings with President of the Human Rights Council Joachim Ruecker, Foreign and Commonwealth Minister for Human Rights Baroness Anelay. read more

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Fishermen demand a say in decisions on offshore wind energy

WILDWOOD, N.J. — A congressional subcommittee has heard from fishermen asking for input on crucial decisions about offshore wind energy.They said Monday at a hearing at the Jersey Shore that they want to be consulted on where wind energy projects are located and whether water access is restricted.The hearing’s purpose was to gather input from the industry and its advocates to be considered in future regulation of wind energy.Peter Hughes, of Atlantic Cape Fisheries, says proposed projects off New Jersey sit atop prime fishing grounds.Capt. Ed Yates is a fisherman from Barnegat (BAR’-neh-get) Light, New Jersey.He says flounder, cod and other species have moved away from underground cables at a wind project off Denmark.Wayne Parry, The Associated Press read more

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