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Carmelo Nvono reports on the progress of human rights in Equatorial Guinea

posted by – August 2nd, 2013


During the meeting they discussed the human rights situation in various countries, such as Turkey, Pakistan, Guinea Conakry and Guinea Bissau, and Equatorial Guinea. The Equatorial Guinean Ambassador, Carmelo Nvono Nca, gave an update on the status and progress of human rights in our country.

Nvono Nca began his speech by stressing the fairness and transparency that have shaped the last legislative elections in Equatorial Guinea, supported by international organizations such as the African Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP).

With an updated speech, the diplomat declared that “since 2008, that is, in the last five years, we have begun to witness positive reports from international organizations such as the UNESCO, UNDP and the Global Peace Index, which undoubtedly will provide it with reliability.”

He also added information on the development of Equatorial Guinea in health and education, citing data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), on the advances in health issues that our country has carried out in the last five years.

He also referred to the recognition, by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations, of some very important steps taken in the nation, such as the adoption of the National Plan of Education for All, the Educational Development Program of Guinea Equatorial and the adoption of the National Program for the Education of Adult Women, Youth and Adolescents who are in situation of illiteracy and school failure.

During the time dedicated to Equatorial Guinea an expert also spoke from the European External Action Service (EEAS), an agency of the European Commission, who presented the latest news on the state of human rights in our country. According to the EEAS, the reform of the Constitution in 2011 shows that Equatorial Guinea is being democratized and there is very positive expectation about it, but they must continue to monitor its development.