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June 2014

 

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.

 

New York, June 10, 2014

Candidate nominated by Colombia for first time was elected member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Seventh Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities elected today among 21 candidates to Dr. Carlos Parra Dussán as a member of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. See More »

 

United Nations pays tribute to Gabriel García Marquez

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, the Group of Friends of Spanish in the United Nations (GAE) paid tribute to the Nobel Gabriel García Márquez at the United Nations, New York. In this commemorative event, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, John Ashe, President of the General Assembly, Ambassador Eduardo Ulibarri, President of CELAC, and also, Gerald Martin, biographer of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican writers Angeles Mastretta and Hctor Aguilar Camin; and Colombian writers Jaime Abello Banfi and Juan Gabriel Vásquez with the leadership of Ambassador María Emma Mejía, recalled the life and work of one of the greatest ambassadors of our language and our culture. See More »

 

New York, June 3, 2014

Ambassador Maria Emma Mejia attended the Annual Session of the Executive Board of UNICEF, which included the participation of Queen Sofia of Spain, and also Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF.

The Executive Board reviews UNICEF activities and approves its policies, country programmes and budgets. It comprises 36 members, representing the five regional groups of Member States at the United Nations. Its work is

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