Monday, April 30, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Vice President Focuses on Youth Employment at Opening of Professional Development Fair

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, focused on youth employment and professional opportunities at the opening of the I Fair on Employment in Malabo this past week.

The Vice President led the opening of the Fair, which is focused on the promotion of employment for those over 18 years of age to work with the numerous international companies located in Equatorial Guinea.

The Fair also included sessions on how to create an impressive employment profile or curriculum vitae and how to succeed in a work interview.

The Fair, designed by the Vice President and the Ministry for Work, Employment Promotion, and Social Security, offered free registration for any youth seeking professional development and opportunities.

The vacancies offered at the Fair covered a wide range of industries, including interpreter, receptionist, director of operations, administration, mechanic, electrician, laboratory technician, public relations, and engineering, among many others.

Equatorial Guinea has long led Africa and the world in the promotion of youth. 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.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Equatorial Guinea President Announces Creation of Anti-Money Laundering Committee

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, announced the creation of the Coordination Committee Against Money Laundering to further empower the sustainable development of Equatorial Guinea. The President also directed the Committee to focus on the Financing of Terrorism and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

The Presidential decree was presented to the National Coordination Committee, which is overseen by the Minister for Finance, the Economy, and Planning. The Committee is responsible for all organizing, coordination, and controlling activities of the National Association of Financial Institutions, and is working in partnership with the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) to implement frameworks regarding money laundering in Africa.

The FATF is an intergovernmental organization by the Group of Seven (G7) countries to develop policies to combat money laundering.

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.

Equatorial Guinea at the UN has also focused on negotiations and dialogues for the peaceful resolution of armed conflicts; negotiations and dialogues on the reform of the Security Council; active participation in strategies to combat terrorism, illegal human trafficking, drug trafficking, organized and cross-border crime, endemic diseases and pandemics, extremism, xenophobia, racial discrimination and corruption; active defense of human rights; active participation in mitigating catastrophic effects of climate change; and active participation in the execution of the UN 2030 and African Union 2063 agendas, in parallel with their own Horizon 2020 national program.

Equatorial Guinea Celebrates World Malaria Day, Calls on International Community to Fight Endemic Diseases

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea celebrated World Malaria Day in Malabo with a gathering of high-level government officials, diplomatic corps, international organizations, and representatives from the private sector and civil society, and called on the international community to come together to fight against endemic diseases that impact so many in the world, particularly in Africa.

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, created the National Program to Fight Malaria in 1989 within the Minster for Health and Social Welfare, and further strengthened the program through partnerships with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the World Bank.

Every year, Equatorial Guinea undertakes the National Malaria Control Program, during with the government and Minister for Health and Social Welfare distributes prevention supplies including mosquito nets, and sprays urban and rural areas.

Equatorial Guinea remains committed to providing all Equatoguineans with the best health services through recent initiatives including the access the clean drinking water, polio vaccinations, malaria prevention, and mental health support.

Equatorial Guinea is a leader in Africa in per capita health investment and is committed to constant investment in the health sector to achieve “health for all,” a key mandate of the President of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.