Thursday, September 14, 2017

President Obiang to Attend 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is set to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The Equatorial Guinea delegation, led by President Obiang, will join other Heads of State and Government, Vice Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and their delegations to discuss issues of international peace and sustainability.

Equatorial Guinea is a fully-participating member of the United Nations (UN) and active on the international stage. Equatorial Guinea was recently elected as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

Equatorial Guinea hosts a number of United Nations programs in its territory, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF, and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which has conducted a national census with funding the government.

In addition, Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited Equatorial Guinea during the African Union Summit in 2014, and dedicated a new UN building alongside President Obiang to house all UN agencies in the country.

The UNGA will open on 19 September in New York City, and will focus on the theme Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.