Equatoguinean delegation takes part in sessions of Human Rights Council

A delegation from our country, led by the Director General for Human Rights, Manuel Mba Nchama, has been taking part in the 42nd Period of Sessions of the Human Rights Council, in Switzerland, since 18th September. It is expected that during the work Equatorial Guinea will present its position on the recommendations by the High Commissioner of this body of the United Nations.

The senior delegation from Equatorial Guinea, made up of the director generals for Human Rights, Manuel Mba Nchama, and Justice, Hermenegildo Ondo Nsono, and also including the accredited Equatorial Guinea Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Switzerland, Lazaro Ekuaga Avomo, attended the second planned session which took place in the United Nations conference hall, where various delegations presented reports on human rights mattes in their respective countries.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is carried out every 4 years with the aim of evaluating the goals achieved in the more than 100 countries subject to the UN Convention on Human Rights.

Following the presentation and adoption of the latest report on Human Rights presented by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in its third Universal Periodic Review, which took place from 6th to 17th may this year, at the headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, the UPR Committee charged with the review, through interactive dialogue, in compliance with the international obligations assumed by member States in matters of human rights, suggested various recommendations in order for this instrument to continue to work in Equatorial Guinea.

The suggestions were analysed in depth by the Government of our country, whose adopted position will be made public on Friday 20th September, during the speech planned to be given by the Director General for Human Rights.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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