News The President of the Republic is willing to concede that the UNESCO Prize for Research in Life Sciences will not bear his name H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic and current Chairman of the African Union is willing to forego using his name for the UNESCO Prize for Research in Life Sciences, to unblock the current situation.11/11/2011
On Monday, the Presidential Adviser on International Organizations, Agapito Mba Mokuy, announced in the Equatorial Guinean Embassy in France that H.E. Obiang Nguema would be willing to forego using his name for the UNESCO Prize for Research in Life Sciences.
Mba Mokuy said that Obiang Nguema proposed, during the last G20 summit in Cannes, that the award be named Equatorial Guinea-UNESCO Prize for Life Sciences.
On October 4, the UNESCO Executive Board decided to postpone until April 2012 its decision on the approval of the award. The presidential adviser -cited on the website of the Association France-Guinée Equatoriale- said the postponement of the UNESCO was due to political reasons.
The Prize aims to contribute to efforts in scientific research to find cures to diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, that plague humanity in general and Africa in particular.
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.