Duque travels to New York to demonstrate the “success” of his peace policy

President Ivan Duque this Sunday begins a three-day working visit to New York, where he will address United Nations (UN) Security Council, and will present a balance of what he considers major advances in the implementation of his Peace with Legality policy during his Administration.

This is the first time the President of Colombia has intervened before the UN Security Council, a body of 15 countries whose mission is to maintain security and peace in the world and whose Presidency has been held by Britain up to that period. April 2022.

UN Security Council establishes UN Verification Mission in Colombia, whose mandate has been extended to 31 October 2022.

The President’s agenda at the United Nations also includes meetings with the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres; a meeting with the President of the Security Council, Lord Ahmad from Wimbledon, from the UK, and a meeting with the Global Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Achim Steiner.

Likewise at UN headquarters, President Duque will participate in the ‘Peace with Legality: Roadmap for Implementation’ Forum and will intervene in the session of the UN Peace Building Commission.

In addition, the National Government will present the transformational legacy left by President Duque’s administration in terms of gender equality and in the issues of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, which has shifted from being a government policy to consolidating itself in a Conditions policy.

Duque’s trip to New York comes amid strong inquiries from the Army for operations in Puerto Leguízamo (Putumayo)where civilians who were presented as members of the Farc dissidents were killed.

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