Germán García Durán

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Germán García Durán
Colombia Ambassador to Kenya
In office
President Ernesto Samper Pizano (1995-1998)
Andrés Pastrana Arango (1998-2002)
Álvaro Uribe Vélez (2002-2005)
Preceded by Jesús Pérez González Rubio
Succeeded by María Victoria Díaz
In office
President César Gaviria Trujillo
Succeeded by Jesús Pérez González Rubio
General Manager of the National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and Environment
In office
President Virgilio Barco Vargas
Succeeded by Felipe Pineda Aristizábal
Personal details
Born North Santander, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Alma mater University of the Andes (BE)
University of Notre Dame (MSc)
Profession Environmental Engineer
Religion Roman Catholic

Germán García Durán is a Colombian Civil and Environmental Engineer, graduated from the universities of Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, and Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, USA. After being a consultant in Colombia and the United States and a university professor in Colombia, he twice served as Ambassador of Colombia to Kenya. During his diplomatic mission, García, who is an environmental engineer and had been General Manager of the National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and Environment prior to his appointment, pursued global environmental policies as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Nairobi which includes the United Nations Environment Programme, and UN-HABITAT. He was Chairman of the Group of 77 on several occasions.[1] Vice President of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer,[2] and is currently Executive President of Río Urbano, a Waterkeeper Alliance member NGO that looks to protect riverbeds in urban areas.[3]


  1. ^ "Colombia Preside el G-77" [Colombia Presides the G-77]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. 2002-01-02. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Colombia En Convenio Para Proteger El Ozono" [Colombia In Convention To Protect The Ozone Layer]. El Tiempo. 1991-06-18. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Presidente" (in Spanish). Río Urbano. Archived from the original on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2010-11-09.