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Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Rao Gupta Travels to Colombia   – United States Department of State

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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta will travel to Bogotá, Colombia from January 31-February 3.  The Ambassador will meet with government officials, civil society leaders, international partners, and other gender equality champions.

To further advance the United States’ and Colombia’s shared commitment to promoting gender equality and the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, Ambassador Rao Gupta and Vice Foreign Minister of Colombia Elizabeth Taylor will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on February 1 to support the launch of Colombia’s Women, Peace and Security Center of Excellence.  This Center will coordinate existing WPS efforts and support WPS National Action Plan (NAP) development and implementation through training, technical learning exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and expertise.  The WPS Center will create opportunities for further partnership with Colombia and regional counterparts, in support of the 2023 U.S. Strategy and NAP on Women, Peace and Security.

On February 2, Ambassador Rao Gupta will meet with the Ministry of Equality and Equity to discuss efforts to promote the rights and empowerment of women and girls.  In addition, the Ambassador will hear from civil society leaders on opportunities to strengthen women’s empowerment in Colombia.

For media inquiries, please contact stategwi@state.gov.

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