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  • April 15, 2015

    "The Group of Friends of Haiti condemns the killing of a Chilean peacekeeper, Second Sergeant Rodrigo Andrés Sanhueza Soto, of the United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH), whose vehicle was attacked on 13 April 2015.

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  • Participitation of Ambassador Mejia in the 3rd metting of the New York Working Group of the Bureau of the ICC assembly of States Parties in New York

    April 10, 2015. Ambassador Maria Emma Mejia, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations participated during the briefing delivered by Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, from Argentina, President of the International Criminal Court.

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  • Colombia committed with the UN Security Council reform


    In my capacity as Focal Point for the Uniting for Consensus (UfC) group, I have the honour to forward herewith a document for consideration of all Member States.

    This document contains a set of principles and ideas on Security Council reform, based on the long-standing positions advocated by our diverse group of Countries.

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  • Official presentation of the Guidance Note of the Secretary General: "Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence"

    New York, August 1st, 2014. Ambassador Maria Emma Mejia and Head Director of the Unit for Attention and Reparation of Victims of Colombia, Paula Gaviria Betancur, participated as panelists at the official presentation of the Guidance Note of the Secretary General: "Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence".

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  • New York, June 10, 2014.

    On June 10, 2014, before Mr. Santiago Villalpando, Chief of the Treaty Section of the United Nations Division of Legal Affairs, Ambassador María Emma Mejía, presented the instrument of ratification to the amendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal of 22 September, 1995, in Geneva. With the deposit of this instrument, Colombia becomes the 79th State party of the Convention.

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Latest Interventions


New York, March 12, 2015

Statement by Maria Emma Mejia, Ambassador, Permanent Representative in the New York Working Group of the Assembly of States Party of the International Criminal Court


Dear Minister Sidiki Kaba,

It's nice to have you back in New York, and as many of my colleagues have said before me, it is nice to have you here. I want to thank your report on the work of the ASP since we saw you last December.

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New York, April 29, 2014

Statement by H.E. Sra. María Emma Mejia at the Third Preparatory Committee to the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)


Mr. President,

Allow me to congratulate you on your election as President of the Third Preparatory Committee. I and ensure you the full cooperation of the Colombian delegation in the efforts to promote the work of this Conference.

In 1986, Ixtapa (Mexico), the recently deceased Colombian Nobel of literature Gabriel García Márquez addressed the Meeting on Disarmament held in this city on the occasion of the commemoration of the 41 anniversary of the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.

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Juan Manuel Santos Calderon

H.E. Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Maria Angela Holgin Cuellar

Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E. Mrs. María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar

María Emma Mejía Vélez

UN Ambassador of Colombia
María Emma Mejía Vélez