Ethics and Behavior

Agadir is a friendly and welcoming city and people are used to tourists from all over the world. It is common to find people who speak many different languages including English, German, French and Spanish among others, which can make getting around easier.

As a visitor to Morocco in general, participants should be aware of local laws and customs and behave accordingly. Respectful behavior towards Moroccan traditions and society are highly appreciated. Headscarves are not required for women in any circumstances.

PAGES is committed to a non-discriminatory experience at every meeting and activity and takes a strong stance against harassment, discrimination, and bullying.

We want every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe at the conferences. We aim to create an inclusive, respectful conference environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations free from discrimination or harassment.

Expectations of attendees

Everyone involved with the OSM and YSM is expected to show respect towards attendees, venue staff, the Local Organizing Committee, volunteers and all others trading, exhibiting or otherwise participating at all venues associated with the meetings.

Agadir 2021 will be an environment that recognises the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity.

We will do our best to accommodate specific needs such as accessibility, or dietary requirements.

PAGES expects all interactions between meeting attendees to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during sessions.

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Examples of unacceptable behaviour include but are not limited to bullying, intimidation, inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention, continuous disruption of events or interference with participation or opportunity for participation of other people in attendance.

We require attendees to follow this code during all events and in all online interactions regarding the meetings (including social media and any other online facilities).

PAGES requests that all attendees respect local laws and customs during participation in all OSM/YSM activities.

Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert someone if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.

Moroccan law prohibits smoking in most public buildings. At your accommodation, there will usually be an area (e.g. roof terrace) where smoking is permitted.

Morocco is a moderate Islamic country and you are likely to feel free to drink in moderation in restaurants and pubs where alcohol is being served.

If you experience problems or trouble, or need to speak with someone, please locate a member of the Inclusivity Committee for assistance.


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