Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Highlights Progress in Human Rights

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Third Vice Prime Minister of Government, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, highlighted the country’s progress in human rights at the International Conference of Human Rights and Security at the School of Law and Political Science at the Peruvian University of Science and Information.

The Prime Minister noted the importance of the VI Political Dialogue, called by the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for the inclusion of all political parties in constructive and free expression.

The Prime Minister also reiterated Equatorial Guinea’s commitment to regional security, and the fight against terrorism and piracy.

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.