Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
|Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
Representante Permanente de Colombia ante las Naciones Unidas
|Appointer||Juan Manuel Santos Calderón|
|Inaugural holder||Alfonso López Pumarejo|
The Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations is the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Colombia to the United Nations, accredited as Concurrent Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo, and Montenegro.
The Permanent Representative is Colombia's foremost diplomatic representative to UN, and Chief of Mission in New York City. The Permanent Representative however, is not the only high-ranking Colombian diplomat in the United States, the other two being the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., and the Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, also in Washington D.C. The officeholder is charged with representing the interests of the President and Government of Colombia, and advancing the relations between Colombia and the general world community.
List of Permanent Representatives
The following is a chronological list of those who have held the office:
- Colombia, President of (28 June 2004). "Decreto 2078 de 2004" (PDF). Diario Oficial (decree) (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, National Printing Office (45,595). ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- Tirado Mejía, Alvaro; Londoño Paredes, Julio; Pardo García-Peña, Rodrigo (September 1995). "Colombia en las Naciones Unidas, 50 años de historia y participación" [Colombia in the United Nations, 50 years of history and participation]. Revista Credencial Historia (in Spanish). Bogotá: Luís Ángel Arango Library (69). ISSN 0121-3296. Retrieved 2010-02-10.