Thursday, June 28, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Discusses Social and Gender Equality at Crans Montana Forum

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Minister for Social Affairs and Gender Equality, Consuelo Nguema Oyana, discussed the importance of social and gender equality at the Crans Montana Forum in Brussels, Belgium.

The Minister, representing the First Lady of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and President of the Equatoguinean Child Support Committee (CANIGE), Constancia Mangue, reiterated Equatorial Guinea’s strong support for gender equality and the promotion and protection of human rights, specifically in regards to international conflict resolution.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to the equitable representation of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and consolidation of the peace.

Gender equality and the empowerment of women is one of Equatorial Guinea’s top priorities as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Equatorial Guinea is 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.

The Crans Montana Forum is a non-government organization (NGO) that encourages international cooperation and works to promote permanent dialogue between key decision makers in over 100 countries to address all major social, economic, and security issues facing the world.