Néstor Osorio Londoño

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Néstor Osorio Londoño
Osorio Londoño at the Global Youth Summit in 2013
Colombia Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
February 2014 – Unknown
MonarchElizabeth II
PresidentJuan Manuel Santos
Preceded byMauricio Rodríguez Múnera
Succeeded byAntonio Jose Ardila Gaviria
Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
In office
22 November 2010 – February 2014
PresidentJuan Manuel Santos
Preceded byClaudia Blum Capurro
Succeeded byMaría Emma Mejía Vélez
Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization
In office
1 March 2002 – 1 November 2010
Preceded byCelsius A Lodder
Succeeded byJosé Sette
Permanent Representative of Colombia to the World Trade Organization
In office
1995–1999
PresidentErnesto Samper Pizano (1995-1998)
Andrés Pastrana Arango (1998-1999)
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byHernando José Gómez
Permanent Representative of Colombia to the International Coffee Organization
In office
1982–1994
PresidentBelisario Betancur Cuartas (1982-1986)
Virgilio Barco Vargas (1986-1990)
César Gaviria Trujillo (1990-1994)
Ernesto Samper Pizano (1994)
Personal details
Born (1974-08-07) August 7, 1974 (age 49)
Bogotá, Colombia
Alma materOur Lady of the Rosary University (PhD)
Panthéon-Assas University (PhD)
ProfessionLawyer

Néstor Osorio Londoño (born 7 August 1947) is a Colombian diplomat who was the former Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and former Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He has been President of both the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

After a career as an administrative lawyer, he served as the first Permanent Representative of Colombia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, from 1995 to 1999. He was Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization from 2002 to 2010, where he had represented Colombia since 1978 when he was named Alternate Delegate, and later becoming head of mission and Permanent Representative until 1994. After leaving the WTO, he worked for the Colombian Government as High Advisor for Coffee Policy from September 2000 until his election as Executive Director of the ICO.[1][2][3]

In November 2010, Osorio became Colombia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. In March 2011, during the discussion regarding the unrest in Libya, he strongly advocated for foreign military intervention, which resulted in ousting of ruler Muammar Gaddafi, starting a civil war in the country. During April 2011, Colombia held the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council, and Osorio was the Council's president. In 2013, he was president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. In 2014 he became ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nestor Osorio Londono". Latin Trade. Miami: Freedom Communications. 4 (3–11): 38. ISSN 1087-0857. OCLC 34173133. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  2. ^ "Misión Permanente de Colombia ante OMC" [Permanent Mission of Colombia to the WTO] (in Spanish). Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. 2008-09-08. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  3. ^ "HE Mr Nestor Osorio". Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-12-26.[permanent dead link]