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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". He also stressed the importance of the participation of Colombia as a nonpermanent member of the Security Council during 2011 and 2012 as well as the Chair of ECOSOC in 2013.

Ambassador Mejia will face an agenda full of challenges and crucial issues, since Colombia is positioned as one of the most important nations in the Sustainable Development Goals discussions and the Post -2015 agenda in general.

The new Ambassador of Colombia to the UN is a journalist and diplomat with broad experience in international affairs. She has held various senior positions in the government for over the course of the past two decades. Likewise, she has devoted much of her career to the issues of peace and relations between the Latin American countries.

She is journalist from the University del Valle, with studies at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. She also took the film director and production course at the BBC, later linking the Latin American radio service to that entity.