After having become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, for the two-year period of 2018-2019, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea was once again present at the institution headquarters, in order to witness other elections in which some of the countries from the African continent who voted in favour of our nation took part.
With the aim of electing the 21 new members from the various States within the organisation that are going to make up the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, elections were held on 14th June at the General Assembly, with members from various regions, to deal with the United Nations Convention on the Continental Shelf, which contains five articles.
Equatorial Guinea, as member State of the UN since 1968, has seen first-hand the development of these elections, represented by the Permanent Ambassador, Anatolio Ndong Mba, who in turn has been assisted by the deputy representative, Victoriana Mbasogo Mangue.
The chosen figures, four of which are from African countries (Angola, Mozambique, Kenya and Nigeria), will carry out their work at the commission from this year until 2022.
At the afternoon session, 7 members of the International Court on the Law of the Sea were elected, for the 2017-2026 period. The voting concluded with the admission of two African figures from Cape Verde and Algeria, together with 5 other members from other regions.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea