Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Celebrates African Women’s Day

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Minister for Social Affairs and Gender Equality, María Isabel Nguema Oyana, celebrated African Women’s Day and highlighted the country’s gender rights.

Equatorial Guinea reiterated the importance of the contribution of women to the economic, social, and cultural development of the country.

Equatorial Guinea recently further empowered women and youth in regards to equal and fair employment opportunities in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Equatorial Guinea and the ILO have worked together for over one year on decent employment opportunities, support for cooperative companies, and the promotion of self-employment, among other employment projects.

Equatorial Guinea has also examined the reform of certain employment laws and regulations.

Equatorial Guinea has made great progress over the years 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. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Reiterates Commitment to Human Rights

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Ambassador of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Lázaro Ekua Avomo, and the Director General of Human Rights, Manuel Mba Nchama, reiterated its strong commitment to human rights at the V Francophone Seminar.

The Seminar, held in Dakar, Senegal, included high-level government officials and non-governmental institutions and focused on the exchange of experiences and information regarding human rights.

Equatorial Guinea is set to submit its national reports on human rights achievements to the UN in November.

Equatorial Guinea recently further strengthened human rights protections for women, children, senior citizens, and the disabled during the VI Table for National Dialogue.

Equatorial Guinea highlighted the importance of attention to the vulnerable, their social layers and classification, and recommendations for further strengthening of human rights.

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.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Announces Opening Date of South-South Cooperation Office

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Ambassador to the European Union (EU), Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, announced the opening of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Office in Malabo on 10 October as part of the country’s 50th anniversary of independence.

The opening will include a panel on international politics with high-level international officials from government and non-governmental bodies, including the United Nations (UN), EU, African Union (AU), and the government of Equatorial Guinea.

Equatorial Guinea continues to be a focal point for international and African cooperation and business as it prepares to welcome offices for South-South Cooperation and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group in the country’s capital Malabo.

Equatorial Guinea has hosted these and other such international organizations in the past.

The office is fully equipped for ACP and South-South Cooperation meetings and operations, including a local staff offered by the Government of Equatorial Guinea. The office is set to be the headquarters of the exchange of information and key solutions for the development of the ACP and South-South Cooperation.

The UN established South-South Cooperation to promote trade and collaboration between developing countries, mainly African, Asian, and South American countries.


Similarly, the ACP is focused on sustainable development and poverty reduction of its member states, which include 79 countries over three continents.