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.