Launch of Actions in Fight against Human Trafficking

On 27th May, the Third Vice Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Human Rights, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, oversaw the launch of the actions in the Fight against Human Trafficking in Equatorial Guinea, which took place at the meeting room at the Ministry for the Interior and Local Corporations.

At the event he was accompanied by the Ombudsman, Marcelino Nguema Onguene and various governors, Government delegates, mayors from the urban districts of Malabo and the surrounding areas and civil society, among others. They will all take part in the training that will begin on 28th , at the Ministry of the Interior.

This action is organised by the Department of Human Rights, in collaboration with UNDP and the United States Embassy.

The ceremony began with words from the national director of the project, Manuel Mba Nchama, Director General for Human Rights, who presented the 2-day seminar. He also pointed out other aspects, such as the urgency and importance of this training, the institutions that will take part, and the members making up the entourage that will take it throughout the nation. The activity will continue until the month of June.

Then there was a speech from the UNDP Representative, who defined human trafficking in various ways and said that this campaign comes within the framework of the “Support for the National Programme and Respect for Human Rights” project, that the UNPD signed with the Government of Equatorial Guinea, through the Department for Human Rights and the Ombudsman’s Office.

Finally there was an opening speech from Nsue Mokuy, who said that for five years Equatorial Guinea had been classified (level 3) regarding human trafficking in the report issued by the United States of America State Department, despite the efforts made by the Government regarding the issue. In fact, our Government is reaffirming its political will and commitment to dedicate further efforts and capacity in order to obtain a national society in which human rights constitute the higher values of peaceful democratic life.

For that reason, he hoped that the project achieved its intended aims.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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