Adriana Mejia Hernandez

Adriana Mejía Hernández is currently an independent expert for the National Commission for Drug Policy Reform in Colombia convened by the Minister of Justice as well as a consultant for the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace. Mejía Hernández served as deputy minister of culture from 2002 to 2005 and subsequently as deputy minister for multilateral affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2010. At the Ministry of Foreign affairs, she represented Colombia in numerous Organization of American States (OAS) and UN processes. She was also closely involved in responding to reviews of Colombia’s human rights record by multilateral institutions. In 2010, Mejía Hernández joined the OAS in Washington, D.C., as director of the Department of Public Security, where she was in charge of promoting violence prevention and crime reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean through public policy design and institutional strengthening.

Mejía Hernández has an extensive track record in public administration. Her supplementary experience includes activities in the private and academic sectors as well as in journalism.