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June 15, 2010

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.

August 12, 2010

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.

June 14, 2010

This weekend many African scholars, professionals, and individuals contacted UNESCO to express their opposition to the UNESCO-Obiang prize and call for its cancelation.

March 8, 2011

As the world today celebrates the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, the new Chair of the African Union, should apply to his own country the principles that the African Union has outlined to guarantee equal rights for women, EG Justice said today. Women in Equatorial Guinea continue to be underserved by the education system, underrepresented in the workforce, and many lack access to affordable health care.

October 21, 2010

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.

February 5, 2010

EG Justice welcomes the findings of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' hearing on foreign corruption in finance in the United States.

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