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UNDP lauds personal commitment of HM the King to promoting development.

Summary: Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, lauded, here Monday, the personal commitment of HM King Mohammed VI to promoting human development.

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, lauded, here Monday, the personal commitment of HM King Mohammed VI to promoting human development.Aa "I hail the personal commitment" of HM King Mohammed VI and "the considerable efforts of the Moroccan government in promoting human development and fighting poverty," Clark told MAP. <p>AaAaAa The index used to elaborate the human development report "does not enable to measure human development in a comprehensive, complete and qualitative manner," she said following a working meeting with a Moroccan delegation led by High Planning Commissioner, Ahmed Lahlimi Alami.

AaAa "This is not a qualitative instrument of human development" and it is not necessarily up to date as the statistics used by Morocco date back to two years, Clark added, saying that the "UNDP is open to the views of all states" in this regard.

AaAaAa It is important for us to hold discussions to take stock of the Human Development Index, which remains a key indicator for many people though it does not reflect the reality in its entirety, the UN official added.

AaAa Clark said that the UNDP and Morocco's High Planning Commission "will work closely to develop a national report on human development" in the North African country. She added that the UN network has accepted Morocco's invitation to take part in a conference on this matter with the participation of experts from different countries in the region.

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