Since Friday 13th September, over 50 speakers have addressed the hall of the General Assembly in New York, during the Top Level Forum on the 20th Anniversary of the Culture of Peace, under the banner “Empowering and transforming humanity”.
The event was overseen by the President for the 73rd Period of the General Assembly, Maria-Fernanda Espinosa, who brought together representatives from regional blocks, and ambassadors before the United Nations from the various countries.
Following speeches from representatives of non-aligned countries and the European Union, among others, the First Deputy Permanent Representative from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea before the United Nations, Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, spoke and first praised the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the adoption of the resolution on the culture of peace, and went on to state that the culture of peace, together with multilateralism and preventive diplomacy, among others, is another tool available to the International Community in order to strengthen and promote an improvement in the aims of the United Nations, which is to maintain international peace and security.
Along these lines, the United Nations Charter urges effective collective measures to prevent and eliminate threats to peace, suppress acts of aggression or others violations of the peace”, stressed Obiang Esono Mbengono.
In another moment during his speech, the Equatoguinean diplomat made it clear that the supreme values recognised under Equatorial Guinea basic law are: unity, peace, justice, freedom and equality.
As a consequence, our Government has always focussed its national and international policies on seeking and consolidating peace, together with harmonious living and love between peoples and neighbours; a policy and promotion of peace which was demonstrated last year during the conference of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), which promoted a culture of peace throughout the world, when it presented a recognition of honour to the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Obiang Nguiema Mbasogo, as a world Leader in the Promotion of Peace”, added the Deputy Ambassador.
With regards to the progress seen in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Esono Mbengono reported that, in accordance with his ambition to become an emerging country by 2035, the Government of Equatorial Guinea, during the celebration of the Third National Economic Conference, on 22nd April this year, reformed its Horizonte 2035 plan, fully integrating the Sustainable Development Goals, which are closely related to the Declaration and Action Programme, and has committed to strengthening cooperation with the various United Nations organisations in order to obtain optimum results.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office