The Equatoguinean delegation that is taking part in this conference is being led by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Italy, Cecilia Obono Ndong. At the forum, which is taking place in Jartum, the capital of Sudan, from 19th to 23rd February, the food problem on the African continent will once again be debated.
With the aim of addressing African priorities for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) proposed in 2015 at the United Nations General Assembly and the Declaration of Malabo in 2014, in order to eradicate hunger on the African continent by 2025, African countries from the FAO are meeting to examine the issues.
During the sessions they will study the state of food security on the continent; the inclusion of sustainable biodiversity in agricultural production systems; the employment of young people in the agricultural sector; and the analysis of the island states susceptible to climate change, among others.
The speech by the ambassador Obono Ndong, who is also the Permanent Representative before the United Nations, focussed above all on the African Solidarity Trust Fund, for the fight against hunger, poverty and food security.
The Equatoguinean plenipotentiary will call on ministers and heads of delegations present to raise the awareness of their governments to redouble efforts in order to continue to finance the fund.
During the conference, the plenipotentiary will be assisted by the Adviser to the Equatorial Guinea Embassy in Italy and Deputy Representative before the Unnited Nations Agencies, Mateo Nsogo Nguere Micue.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea