During the 10th Meeting of Colombian Governors, 30 governors, Mayor Samuel Moreno of Bogota and other top administration officials, singed a public agreement to, among other things, defend the right to life of the country's unborn children.
The non-binding document recognizes the obligation of the family, society and the government to assist and protect children. It also reiterates the four fundamental principles of the Convention on the Rights of Children: non-discrimination, devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.
It also urges that special care and protection be given to children “both before and after birth,” and that life “should be given absolute respect and protection. From the first moment of existence in his mother's womb, the human being must have his rights as a person and his inviolable right to life recognized.”