Friday, September 7, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Urges United Nations Security Council to Ensure Rights of Immigrants in Libya

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), urged the UN Security Council to ensure the rights of all immigrants in Libya.

Equatorial Guinea highlighted that many immigrants are suffering human rights violations as a result of human trafficking networks, and that the issue is of great concern to the entire African Union (AU).

Equatorial Guinea last week condemned the escalation of violence in Tripoli and demanded justice for those killed and injured by the conflict.

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.