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Colombia in the United Nations Security Council

Bogota, 26 February, 2013. It was introduced to the diplomatic community and academia in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the book 'Colombia in the Security Council of United Nations 2011 - 2012' as an echo of a two-year work where Colombia showed its commitment to peace and security.

During the event, Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin expressed her gratitude to the Colombian team to the Security Council, headed by the Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Patti Londoño and Ambassador Néstor Osorio, as head of the Colombian delegation to the UN.

The Foreign Minister reiterated the position of Colombia to expand the Security Council structure. "We are convinced that the Council has to change in its composition and in its working methods. In this, Colombia has had a clear position and we believe that the process the Council has experimented with the Arab Spring shows that there must be greater participation of countries and regional organizations, "she said.

In turn, Ambassador Osorio explained that the book contains Colombia's position on the different issues in the Council agenda as well as an analysis of each of the matters discussed. "In these two years we participated in 439 meetings, 119 resolutions were adopted, 51 presidential statements were approved and 150 statements to the press were delivered," he recalled.

The book, which is published in Spanish and English, includes the main subjects discussed by the Security Council for the period 2011 - 2012 and in particular the position taken by Colombia with regard to each of them.

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