Celebration of 72nd Anniversary of the UN

The Agencies of the United Nations in Equatorial Guinea celebrated, on the afternoon of Tuesday 24th October, the 72nd Anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Organisation. The event took place at the headquarters of the UNDP in Malabo II.

The celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the UN in Malabo brought together outstanding figures from the political life in our country, such as the Third Vice Prime Minister, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, the rector of the National University, Filiberto Ntumu Nguema Nchama, secretaries of State, and director generals from various ministerial departments.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Domingo Mituy Edjang, represented the Government at the event, which was also attended by accredited ambassadors to our country and representatives from the private sector.

The Permanent Representative from the United Nations in Equatorial Guinea, Coumba Mar Gadio, in her speech in the name of the group of United Nations Agencies, welcomed the guests, and also recalled the annual celebration of this event.

In addition, she declared that the United Nations System in Equatorial Guinea had set this day apart as a day of solidarity, an event for peace, love, brotherhood and solidarity, following the Second World War.

Coumba Mar Gadio also celebrated the integration of Equatorial Guinea as Non-permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council, which she recognised was due to the policies of the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The UNDP Representative also praised the Government, civil society and companies that supported the United Nations System.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, for his part, recognised that perhaps, in the absence of the United Nations, the world we know today would be different, Without this organisation we would probably have witnessed many conflicts, wars and disputes; the UN can look back with pride. However, they are also 72 years in which the world has changed considerably. The UN should evolve in order to adapt to the current reality”.

When the institution was formed, few countries were members, as he recalled, That was yesterday, today that reality is different. The United Nations has 193 member States, the majority of which did not take part in either its creation of approval of the current United Nations Charter; in particular with regards to the Security Council. Equatorial Guinea, as a Non-permanent Member of the UN Security Council, will continue to work towards a happy outcome for reforms imposed in our continental organisation”.

The minister also highlighted the commitment of H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to the UN, citing the donation of the building for the new United Nations headquarters in Malabo.

Mba Mokuy concluded by thanking all those countries that had supported the election of our country as Non-permanent Member of the Security Council for 2018-2019, we shall work to ensure a better world for future generations. Equatorial Guinea believes that the Security Council has an important role in maintaining peace and stability in the world”.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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