Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Equatorial Guinea at United Nations Security Council Highlights President’s Anticorruption Efforts

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through the Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Anatolio Ndong Mba, highlighted at the UN Security Council the extensive anticorruption efforts by the President of the Republic, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Equatorial Guinea prohibits and sanctions those who engage in the misuse of funds or to gain an illegitimate advantage in public service. Equatorial Guinea also highlighted the Civil Servants Act, as well as the Law on Ethics and Dignity in the Exercise of Public Function, both of which focus on anticorruption.

The President and Government have repeatedly condemned corruption and taken strict actions through legislation to ensure such practices do not occur in Equatorial Guinea and the larger region.

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.