Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations

Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
Representante Permanente de Colombia ante las Naciones Unidas
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Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Incumbent
Néstor Osorio Londoño

since 22 November 2010
Style His Excellency
Appointer Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Inaugural holder Alfonso López Pumarejo
Formation 1946
Salary USD$10,000.00
Website http://www.colombiaun.org/

The Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations (Spanish: Representante Permanente de Colombia ante las Naciones Unidas) is the Chief of Mission of the delegation of Colombia, and highest permanent representative of the Government of Colombia to the United Nations. The position is formally known as "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations".

The Colombian Permanent Representative, currently Néstor Osorio Londoño, is charged with representing the interests of Colombia during all plenary meetings of the General Assembly except in the rare situation in which a more senior officer (such as the Colombian Chancellor or the President of Colombia) is present. Like all Ambassadors from Colombia, he or she is directly appointed by the President and operate under the mandate of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In accordance with the Colombian presidential Decree 0087 of 1994,[1] and Decree 2028 of 2004[2] the monthly salary for the Colombian Permanent Representative is of USD$10,000.00, one of the highest paid posts in Colombian politics.

Office-holders

The following is a chronological list of those who have held the office:[3]

# Ambassadors Years served
1 Alfonso López Pumarejo 1946–1948
2 Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez 1948–1949
3 Fernando Londoño y Londoño 1949–1950
4 Elíseo Arango Ramos 1950–1952
5 Carlos Echeverri Cortés (a.i.) 1952–1953
6 Evaristo Sourdis Juliao 1953
7 Francisco José Urrutia Holguín 1953–1957
8 Alfonso Araújo Gaviria 1957–1961
9 Germán Zea Hernández 1961–1965
10 Alfonso Patiño Rosselli (a.i.) 1965–1967
11 Julio César Turbay Ayala 1967–1969
12 Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez 1969–1970
13 Augusto Espinosa Valderrama 1970–1973
14 Aurelio Caicedo Ayerbe 1973–1975
15 Germán Zea Hernández 1975–1977
16 José Fernando Botero (a.i.) 1977–1978
17 Indalecio Liévano Aguirre 1978–1982
18 Carlos Sanz de Santamaría 1982–1983
19 Carlos Albán Holguín 1983–1987
20 Enrique Peñalosa Camargo 1987–1990
21 Fernando Cepeda Ulloa 1991
22 Luis Fernando Jaramillo Correa 1992–1994
23 Julio Londoño Paredes 1994–1998
24 Alfonso Valdivieso Sarmiento 1998–2004
25 María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar 2004–2006
26 Claudia Blum Capurro 2006–2010
27 Néstor Osorio Londoño 2010-present

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