Marrakech, Morocco – The "Sustainability, Stability and Security" (3S) Initiative was presented at the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Marrakech on 18 April 2019. The Initiative was highlighted as an example of good practice in south-south cooperation to leverage the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs during the event organized by the Centre de Competence Changement Climatique and the Secretariat of State on Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of Morocco with support from UNDP.
Addressing the audience, the representatives of Burkina Faso, Central African Republic and Niger reiterated their firm commitment to the implementation of the 3S Initiative in their countries. The Initiative is an inter-governmental action to provide alternatives to forced migration and radicalization by creating jobs for young people, women and migrants through the restoration of degraded lands. It aims to contribute to environmental and climate change action as well as prevent radicalization in both transit and origin countries, minimizing forced migration caused by environmental factors.