October 19, 2011
Statement by H.E. Ambassador Néstor Osorio, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, Opening of an art show - Afro-Descent
Your Excellency Mr. Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon.
Your Excellency Mrs. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay.
Ladies and Gentlemen.
On behalf of the Government of Colombia I convey to you our congratulations for this wonderful art show sponsored by you, Mr. Secretary General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which highlights the art, aesthetics and cultural legacy of peoples of African descent in our country. This legacy enriches and ennobles our culture, our behavior and our vision of the world and thus constitutes an invaluable attribute of all Colombians. »