Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Equatorial Guinea President Outlines Commitment to Human Rights

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, outlined the Government’s commitment to human rights with the General Secretary of the International Federation for Human Rights and President of the League of Electors, Paul Nsapu Mokulu.

The President reaffirmed Equatorial Guinea’s commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights for development, equality, and peace.

The President also discussed the outcomes of the International Conference on Human Rights and Civil Society, which was recently held in Malabo.

At the Conference, the President underscored the importance of freedom of expression as one of the basic human rights and the foundation of any democratic society.

Equatorial Guinea has made great strides over the years and significant progress on human rights, including the temporary amnesty against the death penalty, the plan of action to combat human trafficking, the implementation of the Children’s Parliament, the improvement of education for all Equatorial Guineans, and the complete abolition of child labor.

Equatorial Guinea has ratified numerous international conventions regarding human rights, and is active at the United Nations (UN) as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, where it strongly advocates for peace and security throughout the world. Equatorial Guinea at the UN has urged its fellow UN member states to prohibit the sale of arms to mercenaries and other organizations who are considered human rights violators.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Reiterates Commitment in Fight Against Climate Change, Leads Dialogue on Importance of Green Climate Fund

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea this week reiterated its commitment to fight against climate change and led the dialogue on the importance of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) during a session of the Development Bank of the Central African States (BDEAC).

Equatorial Guinea highlighted the socioeconomic perils of climate change, including its propensity to increase global inequality.

Equatorial Guinea also called for further technical and financial means for the BDEAC in order to fully adopt its role as the institution financing development in the importance space of climate change.

The BDEAC is a multilateral development bank that is charged with financing the development of the member states of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).

Equatorial Guinea is strongly committed to sustainable development. Equatorial Guinea has highlighted the importance of forest conservation and the environment as part of the creation and implementation of its sustainable economic development model for the reduction of poverty.

In addition to the fight against climate change, Equatorial Guinea works closely with numerous international organizations on a number of development projects, including the eradication of hunger in Africa by 2025, in line with the country’s Sustainable Development Goals under the Horizon 2020 program.

Equatorial Guinea Promotes Youth at United Nations

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea this week ratified its commitment to promote policies favoring youth during a special session of the United Nations (UN) Security Council.

Equatorial Guinea highlighted the importance of inter-generational dialogue and that the youth constitute an indispensable faction in the culture of worldwide peace.

Equatorial Guinea has long led Africa and the world in promoting youth for peace and security. Equatorial Guinea held the first National Youth Conference in 2010, by which the country adopted a number of national policies to facilitate political, economic, social, and cultural rights for young people.

Policies included study grant systems at national and international levels, access to appropriate housing, and initiatives to create employment, in line with the country’s Horizon 2020 sustainable development plan.

Equatorial Guinea is active at the UN and, as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, has called for a peaceful resolution to the Yemen conflict, mechanisms for peace in the Middle East, and protection of vital infrastructures against terrorist attacks, among many other issues.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to peaceful and sustainable development in the world.