Fernando Cepeda Ulloa

Virgilio Barco Vargas Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations Permanent Representative of Colombia to the Organization of American States
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Fernando Cepeda Ulloa
23rd Colombia Ambassador to France
In office
17 November 2006 (2006-11-17) – 8 February 2011 (2011-02-08)
PresidentÁlvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded byMiguel Gómez Martínez
Succeeded byGustavo Adolfo Carvajal Sinisterra
Permanent Representative of Colombia to the Organization of American States
In office
August 1997 – September 1998
PresidentErnesto Samper Pizano
Preceded byCarlos Holmes Trujillo García
Succeeded byLuis Alfredo Ramos Botero
Colombia Ambassador to Canada
In office
5 February 1992 (1992-02-05) – January 1994
PresidentCésar Gaviria Trujillo
Preceded byGermán Montoya Vélez
21st Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
In office
2 January 1991 (1991-01-02) – 22 January 1992 (1992-01-22)
PresidentCésar Gaviria Trujillo
Preceded byEnrique Peñalosa Camargo
Succeeded byLuis Fernando Jaramillo Correa
19th Colombia Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office
11 July 1988 (1988-07-11) – 9 November 1990 (1990-11-09)
PresidentVirgilio Barco Vargas
Preceded byBernardo Ramírez Rodríguez
Succeeded byVirgilio Barco Vargas
31st Minister of Communications of Colombia
In office
17 May 1987 (1987-05-17) – 9 June 1988 (9 June 1988)
PresidentVirgilio Barco Vargas
Preceded byEdmundo López Gómez
Succeeded byPedro Martín Leyes
Ministers of Government of Colombia
In office
7 August 1986 (1986-08-07) – 17 May 1987 (1987-05-17)
PresidentVirgilio Barco Vargas
Preceded byJaime Castro Castro
Succeeded byCésar Gaviria Trujillo
Minister Plenipotentiary of Colombia to the United States
In office
October 1979 – January 1982
PresidentJulio César Turbay Ayala
Personal details
Born (1938-01-28) 28 January 1938 (age 82)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Spouse(s)Gloria María Espinosa
Alma mater
ProfessionPolitical Scientist

Fernando Cepeda Ulloa (born 28 January 1938)[1] is a Colombian political scientist, professor and diplomat. He has served as Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom, to France, and to Canada, as Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations and to the Organization of American States, and as Chargé d'affaires of the Colombian Legation to the United States as Minister Plenipotentiary.

Diplomatic career

On 9 July 1988, President Barco reassigned Cepeda once again, but this time appointing him Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom, where he travelled to the next day and presented his Letters of Credence to Her Majesty Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on July 11 in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.[2]

On 26 December 1990, President César Gaviria Trujillo announced that he was appointing Cepeda to serve as the 21st Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations;[3] Cepeda presented his Letters of Credence to the UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar on 2 January 1991 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.[4] He was reassigned later that year and appointed Ambassador of Colombia to Canada by President Gaviria. He presented his Letters of Credence to the Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable Ray Hnatyshyn, on 5 February 1992 in Rideau Hall.[5] Cepeda is also a member of Washington D.C. based think tank the Inter-American Dialogue.[6]


  1. ^ Corke, Bettina, ed. (1989). Who is Who in Latin America: Government, Politics, Banking and Industry (Book) (2nd ed.). New York: Decade Media. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-910365-05-5. OCLC 19830284. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  2. ^ The London diplomatic list. London: United Kingdom, Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 1988. p. 16. ISSN 0950-6918. OCLC 14686131. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  3. ^ "Cepeda, Embajador en la ONU; Sánchez, Embajador en la India" [Cepeda, Ambassador to the UN; Sánchez, Ambassador to India]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. 1990-12-27. ISSN 0121-9987. LCCN 93049135. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  4. ^ Jaramillo Correa, Luis Fernando; Pardo García-Peña, Rodrigo (October 1991). Memoria al Congreso Nacional [Memoirs to the National Congress] (in Spanish). 2. Bogotá: Colombia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. p. 15. OCLC 3762308. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  5. ^ Représentants diplomatiques, consulaires et autres au Canada [Diplomatic, consular, and other representatives in Canada] (in French). Ottawa: Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. 1991. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-660-56563-7. OCLC 46205925.
  6. ^ "Inter-American Dialogue | Experts". www.thedialogue.org. Retrieved 2017-04-11.