Equatorial Guinea reaffirms the position of the C-10 regarding the reform of the Security Council of the United Nations.

Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations , Tue, Feb 13, 2018

by José Enzeñ Obiang y Ester Mbomio Lagar

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a member of the Committee of the Ten Countries that, under the consensus of the African Union, are in charge of carrying out negotiations with regard to equal treatment within the United Nations organization. The common position emerged, through which Africa claims Permanent Positions in the Security Council of said organization.

That is why the Ambassador Permanent Representative to the UN, Anatolio Ndong Mba, in his speech has greeted the call for this debate, calling it timely as the diplomat said, opened the door for an intergovernmental dialogue could be maintained, auguring hopes in the sense that the process of reform of the Security Council will acquire a new impetus that will lead all to negotiations leading all Member States to a conclusion that expresses the will to comply with the principles by which created the UN

"We have to conclude this process that has taken almost 39 years since the debate on the issue of equitable representation in the Security Council and the increase in the number of its members began, at the thirtieth session of the General Assembly held in 1979. ", Ndong Mba lamented at another moment of his speech.

Having congratulated the Permanent Representative of Georgia and the United Arab Emirates for their appointment as Co-Chairs of the intergovernmental negotiations and for having convened the first meeting on the subject, the Ambassador indicated that at the time of the beginning of 2018, it would be appropriate that the United Nations, through its General Assembly, give encouraging perspectives so that, during the course of the year, this long process will lead to the effective reform of the Security Council.

Associating itself with the statements made by the Permanent Representatives of Egypt on behalf of the Non-Aligned countries, and those of Sierra Leone, on behalf of the African States, as coordinator of the Committee of Ten (C-10), the Permanent Representative of Guinea Equatorial has ratified the continental claim, making it clear that Africa must be fully and widely represented in all decision-making bodies of the United Nations, particularly in the Security Council, which is the main decision-making body related to peace and International security. Which implies obtaining at least two permanent seats with all the privileges and prerogatives inherent to it, and five non-permanent seats in the UN Security Council.
Having congratulated the Permanent Representative of Georgia and the United Arab Emirates for their appointment as Co-Chairs of the intergovernmental negotiations and for having convened the first meeting on the subject, the Ambassador indicated that at the time of the beginning of 2018, it would be appropriate that the United Nations, through its General Assembly, give encouraging perspectives so that, during the course of the year, this long process will lead to the effective reform of the Security Council.

"They will agree with me that it is totally inconceivable and unjustifiable, that a continent such as Africa, which has more than one billion people, more UN Member States, and more problems addressed by the Security Council, does not have available to date of a single permanent seat in the Council. In this regard, it should be noted that the demand for seats for Africa in the Security Council should not be interpreted in any way as an inflexible or stubborn position, but rather as a just demand and an inalienable right in today's world and above all As I have already indicated, in a World Organization like the UN, guarantor of principles of justice, good governance and rights "added Anatolio Ndong Mba, who has been accompanied by some personalities recently appointed in the Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea to The United Nations.


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