Carolina Barco Isakson
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia

Carolina Barco Isakson participated in World Leaders Forum Head of State Week in September 2004.

As Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs, between August 2002 and August 2006, Carolina Barco focused her objectives on three specific areas: To strengthen the Ministry's diplomacy in order to get increase efficiency, mainly towards a direct support for the Colombian Community abroad; to develop a strong communication policy in order to improve Colombia's international image and contribute to a real understanding the country's realities, and to promote trade and international cooperation, particularly for development programs.

She has worked in the public sector, being director of the City Planning Department in Bogotá, and adviser to the Ministries of Development, Culture and Environment, as well as to the National Planning Department and the Office of the Mayor of Bogotá.

She has also worked as international cooperation adviser to the United Nations Development Program, as researcher at Universidad de los Andes, and as a member of Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's Board of Directors. Former Minister Barco is well known mainly as an authority in the formulation and adoption of public policies.

She has a Bachelor's degree in Social and Economic Sciences and a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Urban and Regional Planning.

Participated In

Carolina Barco Isakson, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia

Date: September 27, 2004 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), 15th Floor
Colombia's Foreign Minister of Affairs, Carolina
Barco Isakson delivers a keynote address.