Information Center: 2010
A blog that highlights the hypocrisy of the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.
An international rights agency says African leaders are calling on UNESCO to cancel a prize named for the president of Equatorial Guinea.
An article that highlights the efforts of human rights groups and prominent Africans to pressure UNESCO to drop its affiliation with the Unesco-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.
A letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Equatoguinean President Teodoro Obiang, asking the latter to follow through on his pledged commitments to reform and sustainable development.
A letter from Archbishop Desmond Tutu to members of UNESCO’s executive board, asking them to reconsider UNESCO's affiliation with the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences
The latest five-point reform package announced in a speech by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in South Africa on June 28 purported to outline major improvements for the country and followed several comparable statements delivered in Equatorial Guinea. This package should be seen as the Obiang regime’s response to the termination of its candidate status in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in April and as a tacit recognition that a harsh spotlight will continue to be put on its record of corruption and repression unless it can acknowledge the need for change.
UNESCO’s decision today to delay awarding a controversial prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea is a positive initial step, civil society groups said.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization should cancel the Obiang Prize at its next session in October 2010, EG Justice and 95 partner groups said in a letter sent to UNESCO Executive Board members today.
This weekend many African scholars, professionals, and individuals contacted UNESCO to express their opposition to the UNESCO-Obiang prize and call for its cancelation.
EG Justice and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision today to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. The groups reaffirmed their call for UNESCO to ultimately abolish the award.
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