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Legislative agenda, strengthening of social dialogue and consensus generation: achievements of Mininterior in the first month of government

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Bogotá D.C.
10 Sep 2018
  • The Ministry of the Interior has met the challenges projected for the first thirty days of the Government of President Iván Duque, in legislative matters, fight against corruption, early warnings and dialogue with indigenous people.

Since her inception, the Minister of the Interior, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, began her work in this portfolio, which emerges from the three central axes of the Government: entrepreneurship, legality and equity and has complied, fully, with the challenges set for the First thirty days of Government.

Technical table for the fight against corruption

On Wednesday, August 29, the President of the Republic, Iván Duque, undertook to present the anti-corruption project package, whose maximum filing deadline is September 17.

To that porpose, the first Technical Committee for the fight against corruption was held at the Ministry of the Interior, which was attended by the members of the Anti-Corruption Consultation Committee, spokespeople of the political parties, the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation and Attorney General of the Nation.

The second Technical Roundtable will be held on Monday, September 10, in order to reach a consensus on the 19 projects previously analyzed in the Bureau and worked on in the subcommittees in order to unify them and then file them in the Congress of the Republic.
Quick attention to Early Alerts.

In the month of August there were four early warnings, in the municipalities of Mapiripán and Puerto Concordia (Meta), Caloto and Corinto (Cauca), and San José del Palmar and Jurado (Chocó), which were attended in a timely manner.

Popular anti-corruption referendum on August 21

The pedagogy was fulfilled on this participation mechanism and measures were established to provide guarantees of public order and institutional articulation. All the information provided was public and was available to the media.

In the Ministry of the Interior, the Unified Command Post, PMU, led by Minister Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez, was activated in order to monitor what happened in the 32 departments and in the Capital District. Facts of disturbance of public order, such as those that occurred in Puerto Tejada and Inzá (Cauca) and Jamundí (Valle del Cauca); Transfer of polling stations because the winter in Guicán de la Sierra (Boyacá), Puerto Inírida (Guainía) and Puerto Carreño (Vichada) and other municipalities that presented problems were monitored in order to adopt the necessary measures.

Through the Unit for Immediate Reception for Electoral Transparency, URIEL, 18 complaints were received regarding irregularities in the electoral process, which were sent to the corresponding authorities.
Verification mission of inter-ethnic territorial conflict between the Nasa and Misak communities.

The verification mission of inter-ethnic territorial conflict between the Nasa community of the Laguna Reservoir and the Misak community of the Cabildo de Ovejas, located in the jurisdiction of A corregidor of Siberia, in the municipality of Caldono, has been led by the Directorate of Indigenous Affairs, ROM and Minorities, DAIRM, of the Ministry of the Interior, which has fostered spaces for dialogue in order to resolve conflicts, through a work route, in which they work together.

Visit of the indigenous peoples to the House of Nariño

In the framework of the commemoration of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, the President of the Republic, Iván Duque, undertook to strengthen social dialogue and invited authorities, leaders of indigenous peoples to the Casa de Nariño, where committed to include, in the National Development Plan, a chapter on indigenous peoples.

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