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.