Equatorial Guinea participates in the commemoration of the abolition of slavery and the transatlantic trade of Slaves

Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations , Tue, Mar 27, 2018

by José Enzeñ Obiang

The story of the end of the slave trade is told every year at the United Nations in order to ratify the commitment for the defense of Human Rights, the main UN Mission in the world. In this sense, representatives of the different regional groups have pronounced once again on Monday in the General Assembly hall, at the rate of condemnation of one of the barbarisms that will always be present in the history of mankind.

In the Presence of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the Member States represented in New York, have commemorated the Abolition of Slavery, and the transatlantic trade, on the 201st anniversary of the end of that bad practice for the first time. .

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Permanent Representative Anatolio Ndong Mba, accompanied by the first Deputy Representative Job Obiang Esono Mbengono and the diplomatic officials attached to the work of the Security Council, as part of this collective misfortune that the continent African lived with the worst possible details, taking into account that the Island of Fernando Poo contributed with foreign will, to the financing in part of the industrial revolution of the United Kingdom, among other unjust damages at that time, has stressed that the transatlantic trade in The slaves have caused innumerable sufferings, considering that the millions of individual victims had each one, a history, a family, dreams and hopes.

"Africans were treated as inferior beings, and trafficking was at the heart of deep structural inequalities, at an economic and social level, injustices and inequalities that continue to affect people of African descent all over the world today", lamented the Ambassador , who in another moment of his speech, has expressed the duty of the member states to maintain their efforts.

The diplomat has also made it clear that both his people, his government and his President, S.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, will always be proud to have been associated with the conception of the permanent memorial prepared by the Caribbean States, which is known as "The Arc of No Return", in order to honor the victims of slavery, and Equatorial Guinea likewise wants to participate in the restoration of the dignity of those who had been stripped of everything.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea has also taken advantage of this meeting to express its recognition of the efforts made by the United Nations in the fight against slavery, without going into a thorough analysis and assessment of those that the International Community has made or failed to carry out in in recent years, while he has indicated his great concern for the episodes of slavery and xenophobia that are still recorded in different geographical areas of the globe, with special mention to the alarming cases recorded in North Africa (Libya) . Where, as Ndong Mba has pointed out, Equatorial Guinea believes that world peace and security can not be fully achieved as long as practices of slavery, xenophobia and racism persist in the world, so our country has invited governments to undertake more and more actions aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of these evils and harm, carrying out institutional reforms that will strengthen the minds of its citizens, behaviors and values ​​of modern States, rejecting all kinds of social discrimination that unfortunately still persist.


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