Twentieth Meeting of the States Parties


The Twentienth Meeting of the States Parties (20MSP) will be presided by H.E. Alicia Victoria Arango Olmos, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations in Geneva.

Colombia was elected at the Nineteenth Meeting of the States Parties (19MSP) in November 2021 in The Hague. Colombia's Presidency began at the conclusion of the 19MSP and will conclude at the end of the Twentienth Meeting of the States Parties.

H.E. Alicia Victoria Arango Olmos is only the sixth woman to preside over a Meeting of the States Parties since the Convention began its formal meetings in 1999.

  • Priorities of the 20MSP Presidency

In addition to the 20MSP, Colombia will preside over the following meetings in 2022:

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