Thursday, June 21, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Urges Respect for International Law and Peaceful Dialogue in Sudan

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Anatolio Ndong Mba, urged respect for international law and peaceful dialogue for conflict resolution at the UN Security Council regarding the situation in the Republic of the Sudan.

Equatorial Guinea reaffirmed its commitment to respect international humanitarian law and promote the principles of justice and responsibility, specifically to those accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide to be held accountable for their actions.

Equatorial Guinea presented its objections to the International Criminal Court in regards to the manner in which internal political matters are dealt with in Africa.

Equatorial Guinea reiterated the importance of peaceful dialogue as the main negotiating tool to resolve the crisis in Sudan.

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.

Equatorial Guinea has also called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Syria through meaningful dialogue, mechanisms for peace in the Middle East including Yemen, and protection of vital infrastructures against terrorist attacks.