Friday, June 22, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Urges International Response to Terrorism and Ebola in Africa

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its First Deputy Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), urged a broad international response to the rising terrorist attacks and reappearance of Ebola in Central Africa during a special session of the UN Security Council.

Equatorial Guinea also condemned the recent attack in the Central African Republic, which resulted in the death of a member of the peace-keeping forces from Burundi, and left another member wounded.

The Deputy Ambassador highlighted the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic as urgent challenges in the region, and political solutions that must be solved through peaceful dialogue among international bodies.

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.