Head of State takes part in United Nations Reform Meeting

The work at the members Head of State level began on 18th September in New York, with the policy meeting for United Nations Reform, which was attended by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The act was co-chaired by the North American leader, Donald Trump, and the General Secretary, Antonio Guterres.

It was a meeting in which Trump attempted to convince the 193 member countries within the organisation to sign a declaration of intent before the session dedicated to speeches by Heads of State. The United States president came up against Russian opposition, who said that it was possible to carry out reform through dialogue among all members, and not through the signing of a text presented by a single country.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is taking part in this task through a delegation led by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and made up of the Ambassador Permanent Representative from the Equatorial Guinea diplomatic mission before the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba, the ambassador resident in Washington, ambassadors before the United Nations, and various members of the Government.

In 2016, Equatorial Guinea held the summit of the ten African countries chosen to work on reforms to the international institution, particularly to the Security Council, and achieved a position as non-permanent member of this body.

The United Nations institution will carry out these reforms as a response to the evolution seen in the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. The reforms were initiated in 1992 by Boutros Ghali, and continued with Kofi Annan in 1997.

With an increase in the number of independent countries with membership, the aim is to increase work on the damage to the environment and pollution, poverty, unemployment, the problem of illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, drug trafficking, the shortage of food, and education.

The same reforms aim at the simplification of the administration, and seek greater transparency regarding costs in the submission of accounts.

The work of Monday is continuing with the second session, in accordance with the official programme.

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

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