Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Vice President Reiterates Support for Peaceful Conflict Resolution at United Nations

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, reiterated Equatorial Guinea’s support for peaceful conflict resolution during a special session of the United Nations (UN) Security Council.

The Vice President highlighted the essential principle of international law to guarantee peace in all member states of the United Nations and other international bodies.

The Vice President also asked the UN to provide more support to the Africa Union in order to maintain peace and prosperity on the continent.

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.