Alvaro Tirado Mejia
Nationality Colombia
Committee Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Date First Elected
Date Term Expires 12/31/2010
Position on Committee Committee member
Professional Background - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Colombia
- President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS), 1995
- Full professor at the National University of Colombia, Institute of International Relations
- Ambassador on special mission to present the report of Colombia to the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
- Presidential Adviser on Human Rights in Colombia
- Permanent member of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights in Colombia

Other main activities in the field relevant to the body concerned
- Delegate of Colombia to the forty-fifth session of the Commission on Human Rights, 1989
- Participant at the preparatory meeting for the World Conference on Human Rights, held in Costa Rica, and participant at the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, held at Vienna in 1993, as a member of IACHR
- Presentation, in the capacity of President of IACHR, of report on Haiti at the meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs held during the General Assembly of the OAS in Haiti
- Participant at the Regional Conference on Extreme Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, Cartagena, Colombia, 1988
Educational Background- Law and political science, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
- Postgraduate studies in agricultural development and planning, Institute of Economic and Social Development Studies (IEDES), Paris
- Doctorate in history (mention très bien), University of Paris
Current occupation United Nations consultant, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project, Colombia
LanguageSpanish (Español), English
Working LanguageSpanish, English
Date of birth and palce of birth, 10 December 1940 Medellín, Colombia,