An incredibly important responsibility has been entrusted to Morocco as the President and host of this year's UN climate conference. Climate change poses the most significant challenge of our time -- and we must work together across the globe to urgently address this issue.
Morocco has illegally occupied the former Spanish colony for more than 40 years.
In a remarkable challenge to the authority of the UN Security Council, the Kingdom of Morocco effectively dismantled the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, triggering a crisis at the UN and further endangering the Saharawi people.
The struggles to overturn colonial rule were long and often bitter. But, over time, most were inevitably successful. The proud fight against colonialism is one that should be consigned to history.