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  • New York, April 23, 2014

    In the frame of the 12th coordination and management meeting of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations –ECOSOC- , were elected Dr. Francisco Thoumi and Dr. Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes as members of two major specialized bodies of the Council.

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  • New York, April 3, 2014

    Ambassador María Emma Mejía spoke during the event "Colombia: Keeping up the Momentum" organized by the Mission of Colombia, the Mission of Japan and the United Nations to commemorate the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. At this event, Colombia spoke about the progress, needs, future strategies and the importance of international support.

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  • New York, March 4, 2014

    Ambassador María Emma Mejía , Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations pay a courtesy visit to the Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka in which was highlighted the progress that Colombia has had on legal matters to stimulate political participation women in the country and economic empowerment.

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  • María Emma Mejía presented her credentials to UN Secretary General, BAN Ki -Moon.

    New York, February 25, 2014. Ambassador María Emma Mejia, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the Organization, Mr. BAN Ki-moon, who highlighted the contribution of Colombia to the Organization, saying that "UN is ready to assist in the implementation of the peace agreement".

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  • New York, February 5, 2014

    Ambassador Néstor Osorio concludes its mission as Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations after three years of intense agendas, Colombia's participation in the Security Council for the period 2011-2012 and the Presidency of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC ) in 2013. In the photo His Excellency is accompanied by the diplomatic and administrative staff of the Mission.

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Latest Interventions

 

New York, March 19, 2014

Statement by H.E. Maria Emma Mejia, in the debate on the Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Related Matters – Veto

 

During her intervention, Ambassador Maria Emma Mejia ackoweledged that this is a sentitive issue and that any discussion in this regard may have effects that delay the deliberations about the Security Council Reform, but a thorough review of the alternatives to limit the arbitrary use of this instrument, in order to make the decision0making process more democratic, has broad support from the Membership and it could be a starting point. Likewise, she reiterated the position of Colombia in the sense to request a limited use of the veto only to situations related to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, while creating mechanisms to reverse or neutralize its implementation or increased threshold are additional alternatives that should be thoroughly evaluated.

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New York, March 13, 2014

Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council and Related Matters

 

Ms. Maria Emma Mejia, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, participated in the opening session for the Intergovernmental Negotiations process for the reform of the UN Security Council. In her statement, Ambassador Mejia welcomed this new round of sessions that will give impetus to the overall process so we can all have a Security Council adjusted to the current international scene, which counts with a multiplicity of actors, challenges, threats, and realities different from the moment when the United Nations was established. Ambassador Mejia also highlighted that Colombia has a principled position on the reform of the Security Council, which comes from the very moment of the establishment of this Organization in 1945, because we firmly believe ever since in the principle of the sovereign equality of States.

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