EQUATORIAL GUINEA AT OPENING OF SESSIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

The Third Vice Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Human Rights, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, led our country’s delegation in Geneva, which included the Minister for Justice, Worship and Penitentiary Institutions, Salvador Ondo Nkumu.

Representatives from 193 member countries of the United Nations meet annually to submit information to this senior intergovernmental body, on actions taken during the previous period for the promotion of human rights in their respective countries. The 2020 sessions are being held from Monday 24th February to 20th March this year, at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.

The opening ceremony performed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, also featured the participation of the United Nations General Secretary, Antonio Guterres, who asked for more involvement by governments, civil society and international bodies in strengthening actions in favour of the protection and promotion of human rights.

The Equatoguinean delegation also includes the accredited Ambassador to Switzerland and before the United nations, Lazaro Ekuaga Avomo.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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