EDUCATION Law and Political Science. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin
1960-64, Degree in 1968
Doctorate in History
Université de Paris I, Tres Bien mention, 1975
Post-graduate studies in Agricultural
Development and Planning I.E.D.E.S., Paris.1975
Member of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) Periods 2003 to 2006 and 2007 to 2010. Years of Election 2002 and 2006. Permanent Representative, Ambassador of Colombia to the Organization of American States –OAS- : February 2005 – August 2006. Consultant from the United Nations, to UNDP Project, Colombia. May 1998 to August 1-2001.
Colombian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation.
May 1992-January 1995.
President of the OAS Inter-American Human Rights Commission for the 1995 period and Member of the Commission for the period 1992-1995, elected by the OAS General Assembly in Santiago, Chile, June 1991.
Re-elected for the period 1996-1999 by the OAS General Assembly in Port of Prince, Haiti, June 1995.
Executive Director of the Foundation Santillana for Latin America, Bogotá, June 1989-May1992
Consultant to the United Nations, UNDP Project for Honduras and Guatemala in Human Rights issues. July, 1991.
Consultant to the United Nations, UNDP Projects, Colombia. May-August 1990.
Presidential Consultant for Human Rights Defense, Protection and Promotion in Colombia. November 1987-May 1989.
Liberal Party International Relations Secretary in 1982, in 1990 and in 1995.