The Third Deputy Prime Minister, in charge of Human Rights, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, delivered a speech on the occasion of the 69th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, which commemorates every December 10th. We reproduce the message below.
“On this day commemorates the respect for Human Rights and the dignity of the person as a foundation for freedom, justice and peace in the world, the Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved by the Assembly, is celebrated General of the United Nations in the year 1948.
This date offers us every year the opportunity to focus on all the economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights that every human person has at birth.
I am pleased to send you my most moving and cordial greetings of peace and tranquility, of peace and above all of solidarity for a strong and stable national unity.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea acceded to Independence on October 12, 1968, being a member of the United Nations as of November 12 of the same year, this year fulfilling 69 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The promotion of Human Rights continues to be an essential mission, not only on this day, but every day of the year.
Let us recommit ourselves, organize fundamental freedoms and protect the rights of all. Human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, endowed with reason and conscience. As such, they should behave fraternally towards each other. “Defend equity, justice and human dignity” is the motto that this year is dedicated to ensure the supremacy of these rights.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is part of numerous conventions and universal treaties on Human Rights, for which reason the Government makes efforts to put into practice the obligations and actions that derive from these international instruments, through internal order provisions that the evolution itself has contemplated in the legal order of the nation with the aim of improving the level of life and welfare of the Equatoguinean people.
Our country is making great efforts by submitting periodic national reports, as well as a national priority for the participation and follow-up of international meetings.
Equatorial Guinea has never practiced the illegal traffic of immigrants and human trafficking, as well as the illegal entry and exit of people in different parts of the world requires the Government of the nation, a proactive and preventive response against the practices that violate the collectives socially and economically.
From this perspective, the national territory can not be considered as a country of origin, transit destination for human trafficking, nor as the illegal treatment of immigrants.
In this regard, the Government is aware that much remains to be done and expresses its firm will to continue cooperating with the international community on this universal phenomenon.
There is no doubt that we live in difficult times with the bad global trends, observed lately on our planet, such as hunger, wars, social conflicts, major pandemics, terrorism and other social ills, which are questioned the basic principles of the United Nations.
I hope that all countries join efforts to eradicate these evils, working for social justice and for peace in the world, with the aim of promoting, realizing and guaranteeing Human Rights for the benefit of present and future generations.
Thank you very much, ” said Alfonso Nsue Mokuy in his speech.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea