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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 .

Mrs. Mlambo Ngcuka highlighted the significant progress made ​​by the government of President Santos to have nominated two women in the negotiating team in the peace talks . In her experience, the participation of this nature creates a fundamental examples for young people is on which very large change efforts are required when you want to change a setting .

Ambassador Mejía on her part, stressed the importance of support from the United Nations and the experience of other countries in post-conflict stage . They discussed on the post 2015 agenda and the emphasis on the elimination of violence against women , one of the themes of greatest inequity against women agenda. This was a topic absent in the Millennium Development Goals and has a great importance on the global agenda on sustainable development scenario . Also stressed the need to highlight the economic empowerment , protection of human rights , the development of health education and sexual and reproductive rights.