Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez

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Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez
Colombia Ambassador to the Netherlands
Assumed office
7 December 2011
PresidentJuan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded byFrancisco José Lloreda Mera
Personal details
Spouse(s)María del Rosario Aguilar
RelationsCarlos Pizarro Leongómez (brother)
Alma materInstitut d'Études Politiques de Paris (DEA, 1985)[1]
Externado University (MA, 1984)[1]
Paris 8 University (BA, 1975)[1]

Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez is the Ambassador of Colombia to the Netherlands. A sociologist and political analyst, he was a co-founder, former director, and professor of the Political Studies and Foreign Relations Institute of the National University of Colombia; he served as Presiding Member of the National Commission for Reparation and Reconciliation of Colombia, CNRR as a delegate of the Vice President of Colombia from 2005 to 2009;[2] and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims of the International Criminal Court.[3]


On 19 September 2011, President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón announced the designation of Pizarro as the new Ambassador of Colombia to the Netherlands in replacement of Francisco José Lloreda Mera, who had been in the post since 2007.[4]

He was sworn in as Ambassador on 2 December by Patti Londoño Jaramillo, Deputy Minister of Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia,[5] and presented his Letters of Credence in a ceremony to Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on 7 December at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague.[6] Being dually accredited, Pizarro also presented his credentials as Permanent Representative of Colombia to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at The Hague on Thursday 19 January 2012 to Director General of the OPCW Ahmet Üzümcü.[7] Ex officio, he was also Representative of Colombia to the Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court, the Administrative Council of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and the Common Fund for Commodities.

Personal life[edit]

I'm the son of an admiral, brother of two assassinated guerrilla members; my sister was a member of the M-19 and my other brother and I were communists.

— Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez, [8]

Selected works[edit]

  • Pizarro Leongómez, Eduardo; Peñaranda, Ricardo (1991). Las FARC (1949-1966): De la Autodefensa A la Combinación de todas las Formas de Lucha [The FARC (1949-1066): From Self-Defence to a Combination of All Forms of Battle]. Sociologia y Politica (in Spanish). Bogotá: Tercer Mundo Editores. ISBN 978-958-601-345-1. LCCN 92124982. OCLC 25510426.
  • Pizarro Leongómez, Eduardo (1996). Insurgencia Sin Revolución: La Guerrilla en Colombia en una Perspectiva Comparada [Insurgence Without Revolution: Guerilla in Colombia a Comparative Perspective]. Sociología y Política (in Spanish). Bogotá: Tercer Mundo Editores. ISBN 978-958-601-648-3. OCLC 35675044. Lay summary (1996).
  • Sevilla, Rafael; Haldenwang, Christian von; Pizarro Leongómez, Eduardo (1999). Kolumbien: Land der Einsamkeit? [Colombia: Land of Loneliness?] (in German). Bad Honnef: Horlemann. ISBN 978-3-89502-095-7. LCCN 99521892. OCLC 45243713.
  • Pizarro Leongómez, Eduardo (January 2002). La Atomización Partidista en Colombia: El Fenómeno de las Micro-empresas Electorales [The Partisan Atomization in Colombia: The Electoral Micro-Enterprise Phenomenon] (PDF). Working paper (in Spanish). 292. Notre Dame, Indiana: The Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies. OCLC 750546194.
  • Pizarro Leongómez, Eduardo (2004). Una Democracia Asediada: Balance y Perspectivas del Conflicto Armado en Colombia [A Beleaguered Democracy: Balance and Perspectives of the Armed Conflict in Colombia]. Colección Vitral (in Spanish). Bogotá: Grupo Editorial Norma. ISBN 978-958-04-7928-4. LCCN 2004453275. OCLC 56421448. Lay summary (2008-05-08).
  • Mainwaring, Scott; Bejarano, Ana María; Pizarro Leongómez, Eduardo (2006). The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-5278-7. LCCN 2006005159. OCLC 64098483.
  • Pizarro Leongómez, Eduardo (2011). Las FARC 1949-2011: De Guerrilla Campesina a Máquina de Guerra [The FARC 1949-2011: From Farmer's Guerilla to War Machine]. Colección Documentos (in Spanish). Bogotá: Grupo Editorial Norma. ISBN 978-958-45-3641-9. OCLC 775652745.


  1. ^ a b c Pizarro Leongómez, Eduardo. "Statement of qualifications" (PDF). International Criminal Court. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Cesar Mateo. "Members". National Commission for Reparation and Reconciliation. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  3. ^ "Board of directors". The Trust Fund for Victims. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  4. ^ "Presidente Santos designa embajadores de Colombia en los Países Bajos y en Turquía" [President Santos designates ambassadors of Colombia to the Netherlands and Turkey] (in Spanish). Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic, SIG. 2011-09-19. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  5. ^ "Nuevo Embajador de Colombia Ante los Países Bajos de Posesionó Hoy en el Palacio de San Carlos" [New Ambassador of Colombia to the Netherlands Was Sworn In Today At The San Carlos Palace] (in Spanish). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Colombia). 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  6. ^ "Eduardo Pizarro Leongómez New Ambassador of Colombia to the Kingdom of The Netherlands" (PDF). Het Colombiaanse nieuwsblad. The Hague: Embassy of Colombia, The Hague (14). January 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  7. ^ "H.E. Mr Eduardo Pizarro Leongomez (Colombia)". Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2012-03-01.
  8. ^ Bautista, Myriam (March 2011). Escobar, Francisco (ed.). "Guerra y Paz" [War and Peace]. Gente Colombia (in Spanish). Televisa Publishing International (403): 30. ISSN 2011-558X. Retrieved 2012-03-02.

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