Monday, July 2, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Promotes Equality for African Women

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Minister for Social Affairs and Gender Equality, María Consuelo Nguema Oyana, promoted equality for African women at the Crans Montana Foundation Forum at the European Union (EU) Parliament in Brussels.

Equatorial Guinea highlighted the importance of equal and fair representation of women in Africa, as well as the dynamism of local communities in national and international sustainable development.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to the equitable representation of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and consolidation of the peace.

Gender equality and the empowerment of women is one of Equatorial Guinea’s top priorities as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Equatorial Guinea is 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.

The Crans Montana Forum is a non-government organization (NGO) that encourages international cooperation and works to promote permanent dialogue between key decision makers in over 100 countries to address all major social, economic, and security issues facing the world.