Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Recognized for Protection of Human Rights and Promotion of Cultural Awareness

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Crisantos Obama Ando, advanced the protection and promotion of human rights and cultural awareness throughout the world with the recent publication of “Africa and its Culture for Democracy.”

The Ambassador received the highest award available from the Ibero-American Educational Excellence Brand (Exibed) in recognition of his cultural, diplomatic, and academic activities.

The Ambassador highlighted the importance of promoting respect for human values and the value of empathy in putting oneself in the place of another.

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.