69th session of Executive Committee of UN High Commission Programme for Refugees

Equatorial Guinea is taking part in the 69th session of Executive Committee of UN High Commission Programme for Refugees, which is taking place from 1st to 5th October in Geneva, Switzerland.

The delegation, led by the Third Vice Prime Minister, Charged with Human Rights, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, accompanied by the Director General for Human Rights, Manuel Mba Nchama, and assisted by our ambassador before the UN office and other international bodies in Geneva, Lazaro Ekua Avomo, took part in the 69th session of the Executive Committee in response to an invitation issued by ACNUR.

In agreement with the adopting of the New York declaration, Nsue Mokuy expressed before the meeting the challenges regarding protection for the group, through a discussion space inviting an open exchange of opinions between States, government and non-government organisations, and other players. For that reason, it must be highlighted that the protection of refugees is primordially a responsibility for States.

“In this context, the importance of international solidarity is necessary”, concluded the Third Vice Prime Minister in his speech, reporting to the international community that on 12th October, Equatorial Guinea will celebrate its 50th Anniversary of Independence, to which those countries that love peace have been invited.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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