The president of Colombia, Ivan Duke, traveled this Sunday to New York to speak for the first time before the United Nations Security Council on the implementation of the peace agreement signed by the Government and the former FARC guerrilla in November 2016.
During his three-day visit to the American city, in which he will be accompanied by a large part of his cabinet, the president will present Tuesday to the UN Security Council “a detailed balance of the great advances in the implementation of the Peace with Legality policy“, according to the Presidency.
Precisely that body established a Verification Mission whose mandate was extended by the current government until next October 31.
Duque will also have a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres; another with the president of the Security Council, the British Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, and a third with the global director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Achim Steiner.
In the UN will also participate in the forum ‘Peace with legality: the roadmap for implementation’, as well as intervene in a session of the Peace Consolidation Commission.
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Apart from the visit to the UN headquarters, Duque will participate in a conference on the implementation of the peace agreement at Columbia University together with former Colombian minister José Antonio Ocampo and Robert Mauro, a member of the Global Leadership Institute.
On Monday, Duque will also meet with group executives Goldman Sachs and with international investors, to then visit the headquarters of the New York Stock Exchange, where he will meet with the directors of the entity. In this organization he will present the strategy ‘Green Taxonomy of Colombia: a robust and standardized framework to classify sustainable economic activities and financial assets’.
The president’s agenda that day will culminate with the closing of the operations of the day of the New York Stock Exchange, in which he will make the traditional ringing of the bell
On Tuesday, the Colombian president will decorate with the Order of Boyacá, in the degree of Grand Cross, Susan Segal, the president of the think tank Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in recognition of the “work and commitment to the Republic of Colombia” her.
Duque’s trip will culminate on Wednesday with a talk with Bloomberg on the energy transition, renewable energies, clean mobility and the hydrogen route in Colombia.