Indigenous Views on the Colombian Peace Agreement event at UN Permanent Forum April 2023


Indigenous Views on the Colombian Peace Agreement

April 21, 2023


Date & Time: April 21, 2023 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Columbia University - Teachers College 525 West 120th Street (main entrance) New York, NY - Horace Mann, Room 150

Languages: English, Español (translation will be provided)

Event Description: This panel explores a range of critical issues from the Indigenous Colombian perspective, from justice to historical memory, and from the pursuit of human rights to the ongoing and widespread deadly violence against Indigenous leaders.

Speakers and Moderator:

  • Dario Mejía Montalvo, Zenú Nation, President of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (Speaker)
  • Julio César López Jamioy, Inga Nation, President of the National Organization of the Indigenous Nations of the Colombian Amazon (OPIAC) (Speaker)
  • Leonor Zalabata Tórres, Arhuaco Nation, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Colombia to the United Nations (Speaker)
  • Dr. Zachary Metz, Applied Peacebuilding, Columbia University (Speaker)
  • Carmen Rosa Guerra Ariza, Kankuamo Nation, Nia Tero Policy Manager (Moderator)