New York, March 7, 2014
Ambassador Mejia participated in the open debate on "Children and Armed Conflict Towards the Full Implementation of the Agenda"
In the Security Council during the open debate on children and armed conflict, the Permanente Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, Ambassador Maria Emma Mejia, highlighted the lessons learned by our country from experiences in the field about a problematic that we know from upclose. Also remarked the dialogue that remains fluid at both, political and technical levels, between the National Government and the United Nations system, and explained the many advancements on Policy for Prevention of Recruitment and Use of Children and Adolescents Organized by Illegal Armed Groups.
New York, February 19, 2014
Statement by H.E. Miguel Camilo Ruiz, at the Security Council Open Debate "The promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security"
Colombia participated in the open debate in the United Nations Security Council hosted by Lithuania on February 19, 2014. In a statement, delivered by Ambassador Miguel Camilo Ruíz Blanco, Deputy Permanent Representative, expressed how Colombia wants to stress how important is that the analysis of different conflict and post-conflict situations, should take into account the particular characteristics of each situation, including the existence of traditions and different legal bases, as well as challenges of dissimilar origin, in order to avoid conceptualizations or generalizations that are hard to adapt once in the field.
New York, February 12, 2014
H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E. Mrs. María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar
UN Ambassador of Colombia
María Emma Mejía Vélez
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