Remarks by President Duque to the 75th Session of the United Nations Assembly

September 22nd , 2020

With the aim of guaranteeing the survival and sustainability of the world’s moors, the President of the Republic, Iván Duque Márquez, invited world leaders on Tuesday to accompany the creation of a Global Strategy for the Defense of the Paramos. Paramos are high mountain ecosystems. The announcement was made by the Head of State during his speech at the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), which this year takes place virtually.

Gastronomy, Art and Biodiversity: A Colombian Intangible Connection

September 29th, 2020


To highlight the importance of this year theme of the United Nations Summit of Biodiversity, The “Urgent Action for Sustainable Development” the Embassy of Colombia in the United States and the Mission of Colombia to the United Nations  will have a conversation about Gastronomy, Art and Biodiversity with Colombian chef and artist, Maria Buenaventura and other experts.


Commercial Flights Between Colombia and the United States Resume

September 21st, 2020

Commercial flights between Colombia and the United States have resumed after a five-month suspension that was put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pilot flights between Cartagena, Colombia and the United States started on Saturday.


Colombia celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20th, 2020

To recognize and honor the contributions and the important presence of Hispanic and Latin Americans in the United States, Colombia joins forces with the United States Agency for Development (USAID) and the Hispanic Employees Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies (HECFAA) in their series of conversations with important Latino and Hispanic voices.

The Magical Realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Impact and Legacy
September 18, 2020

To celebrate the impact and legacy of Colombian Literature Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel García Marquez, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Embassy of Colombia in the United States will explore the influence that GABO had on other authors around the world by developing a genre that embodies myth, magic and other extraordinary phenomena.


President Duque Commemorates Two Years of Peace with Legality Policy

September 17th, 2020

Two years of verifiable results: At the midway point in his term, Colombian President Iván Duque discussed progress made on his “Peace with Legality” policy in Colombia. President Duque detailed the extraordinary efforts of the National Government over the past two years and plans for the next two to secure even more verifiable results in the peace implementation process.

United States Once Again Certifies Colombia as Partner in Global Counternarcotics Efforts

September 16th, 2020

The Government of the United States  announced that Colombia, once again, receives certification as one of the strongest allies in the fight against drug trafficking, which means that the two countries will maintain throughout the year 2021, a close cooperative relationship to combat this scourge. 

Prospects for the Global Cultural Creative Economy

September 16th, 2020


A conversation between Colombia, France and the United States


Colombian Vice-Minister for Creativity and the Orange Economy Felipe Buitrago, Ambassador Philippe Étienne, French Ambassador to the United States, and Dr. Carlos Díaz-Rosillo, Senior Deputy Chairman at the National Endowment for the Humanities will be discussing new policies, new solutions and the future of the creative industries, and  other important experiences in a conversation organized by the CSIS Americas Program.

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