Equatorial Guinea intervenes at high level segment of United Nations Council

The Third Vice Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Human Rights, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, spoke before the United Nations Council in Geneva, to present the progress, achievements and obstacles in Human Rights issues in Equatorial Guinea.

Nsue Mokuy gave details of the progress and achievements beginning with the commitment of our Government to guarantee, promote and defend human rights; the temporary amnesty against the death penalty; the action plan to fight against human trafficking; the implementation of the Children’s Parliament; the improvement in the quality of teaching in all its forms, and the complete abolition of child labour.

He also listed as achievements the international conventions ratified by Equatorial Guinea, and those that are coming before the bicameral Parliament for approval.

He finished his intervention by informing the council that Equatorial Guinea has just been the victim of a terrorist mercenary attack from armed mercenaries financed by international terrorism.

Furthermore, he urged all member States to prohibit the sale of arms to mercenaries and other organisations considered in breach of human rights.

The Third Vice Prime Minister of the Government was accompanied by the Minister for Justice, Worship and Penitentiary Institutions, the Director General for Human Rights, and the ambassador from our permanent mission, Lazaro Ekua Owono, and the second secretary, Nicanor Ondo Mosuy.

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

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