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image by Zoltan Horvath, 11 November 2012
The AGR (Auditoría General de la República, General Auditorship of the
Republic) oversees the fiscal supervision of the Contraloría
General de República and its dependencies at Department, District and
Municipal level, as mentioned in Article 274 of the Political Constitution of
1991 (the AGR was established in 1992)
The AGR flag is the logo on a white horizontal background, as seen here.
Sources: http://www.serjudicial.com/enlaces.htm and Source: http://www.eltiempo.com/economia/negocios/ARTICULO-WEB-NEW_NOTA_INTERIOR-8970925.html
Flag of the AGR is seen here.
For additional information go to: Auditoría General de la República (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 18 June 2012
Bogotá Chamber of Commerce - official flag
image by Eugene Ipavec, 1 September 2008
Bogotá Chamber of Commerce - standard
image by Eugene Ipavec, 2 September 2008
There are currently a total of 57 Chambers of Commerce in
Colombia, gathered in an organization called CONFECAMARAS
(Confederación Colombiana de Cámaras de Comercio, Colombian
Confederation of Chambers of Commerce). Their official website is
Each Chamber of Commerce has its own official flag (following to the pattern of the Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá flag above) and its standard is individual according to the regulation by each Chamber of Commerce. For example - The standard of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce is Bogotá flag colors with the chamber's logo in the middle.
The Chambers of Commerce are regulated by the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (<www.sic.gov.co>)
The Chambers of Commerce are in charge of the registration of all commercial traders, companies, and business in their jurisdiction in order to serve as database for tax collection, as well as advisory on establishing new companies, funding, training, keeping up to date on commercial new legislation, organizing commercial and trade fairs for various sectors, among other important tasks.
E.R., 1 September 2008
located by Esteban Rivera, 12 December 2011
CAPROVIMPO (Caja Promotora de Vivienda Militar y de Policía, Military and
Police Housing Promoting Bank in English) is a financial government institution
in charge of promoting housing for its members (active and retired military and
police personnel). It was established in 1947.
The flag is a horizontal flag, split into four, having the colors red on the top left (Army), blue on the top right (Navy), light blue on the bottom left (Air Force) and Green on the bottom right (Police). In the middle it has the Coat of Arms
Images of flag: Picture taken on August 22, 2011 at a local office in the city of Medellín, and cropped image from the following video:
For additional information please visit: CAPRVIMPO (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 12 December 2011
located by Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2010
The Comisión Colombiana del Océano (Oceanic Colombian Commission) is a
government agency in charge of the Oceanographic Policy of the country as well
as its scientific and technical derivative study areas, with the purpose of
integrating the national maritime community into the international cooperation
programs of this field. The CCO was created by Decre No. 763 of 1969.
The flag is a navy blue horizontal background, with the CCO's logo, seen on the right of this banner) and bordering the logo is a grey fringe with blue capital letters with the name of the commission, starting from the top of the fringe, in the middle, reading (clockwise from top to bottom) COMISIÓN COLOMBIANA DEL OCEANO.
Image from (broken link) website: http://www.cco.gov.co/anterior/simposio%20dia%20oceanos.htm (no longer available) (imaged saved on January 7, 2010, no longer on the website)
For additional information check: CCO (official website).
Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2010
image by Eugene Ipavec, 20 December 2005
This Colombian governmental flag is very similar to the flag
of the Procuraduría General de la Nación. It
has the same ratio, and same white background. This government
organization is in charge of keeping accounting records as
control over public expenditures. The main building for this
government organization is located in Bogota, but it has branch
offices in all the 32 Departments and also in the main cities.
Source: Official website <www.contraloriagen.gov.co>.
E. R., 20 December 2005
The CGN (Contaduría General de la Nación) (Nation's General Accounting)
purpose is to improve the quality of accounting information, having products and
services to enhance better finance management for the administrative
authorities, modernizing the processes of gathering data, also incorporating
international fiscal standards fro transparency pruposes and promoting
participation of all economic actors.
The CGN has its roots in the first political Consitution of Colombia, in 1821, which created the Secretaría de Hacienda (Secretary of Treasury), today the Ministry of Finance), and particularly by the Law of October 8, 821, which established the functions of the Contaduría General de Hacienda (Treasury's General Accounting) and ended in the more proper Law 36 of 1918 which reorganized the Corte de Cuentas (Accounts Court) and set the rules for the demise of both organizations.
Source: http://www.contaduria.gov.co/dmdocuments/contaduria/resenah/historiaCGN.pdf (page 3)
The functions of the current CGN were for many decades carried out by the Comptroller General of the Republic until the new Constitution of 1991, which in its Article 354 established the creation of the post of Contador General de la Nación (Nation's General Accountant).
Source: http://www.contaduria.gov.co/dmdocuments/contaduria/resenah/historiaCGN.pdf (page 26)
Later, under Law 298 of July 25, 1996 the Unidad Administrativa Especial Contaduría General de la Nación was established.
Source: http://www.contaduria.gov.co/dmdocuments/contaduria/resenah/historiaCGN.pdf (page 27)
According to the above, the CGN should be located next to the Aeronáutica Civil since they both are Unidades Administrativas Especiales (UAE).
The flag is seen here: at website: http://www.auditoria.gov.co/templates/6_PrensaArchivo_150709.asp
The flag is a white horizontal flag with the logo in the middle. http://www.seminariosandinos.com/contaduria01/conta.jpg
For the complete historical background of this entity please see: http://www.contaduria.gov.co/dmdocuments/contaduria/resenah/historiaCGN.pdf
For additional information please visit CGN (official website): http://www.contaduria.gov.co/
Esteban Rivera, 3 September 2010
image by Eugene Ipavec,
The CNE is in charge of all matters related to the election
process in Colombia.
I just saw on RCN tv news the flag of the CNE (Consejo Nacional Electoral, National Election Council). The flag is the CNE logo on the middle surrounded by a green circular fringe, on a white rectangular background.
For a brief history of the entity see: <www.cne.gov.co>. For more information see wikipedia.
E. R., 25 November 2009
image by Eugene Ipavec, 2 July 2006
This is the flag of a Colombian government organization named
Defensoría del Pueblo, which is the equivalent to the European
Ombudsman. The flag should be a plain white background with the
Emblem on the middle.
Official website at <www.defensoria.org.co>.
E. R., 2 July 2006
image by Eugene Ipavec, 6 March 2008
The flag DIAN (Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales,
or National Tariffs and Taxes Directorate). The DIAN has the
category of a Unidad Administrativa Especial (Special
Administrative Unit), same status as Aeorcivil.
The DIAN was formed by the merger of the DAN (Dirección de
Aduanas Nacionales, National Tariffs Directorate) and the DIN
(Dirección de Impuestos Nacionales, National Taxes Directorate),
on June 1, 1993, when Decree No. 2117 of 1992 entered into force.
The DIAN is in charge of the administration and control of
of national taxes and tariffs.
The flag is the DIAN's logo (seen on the official website) on a white background.
Source: Screenshot of newspaper El Tiempo of its online edition of February 4, 2008
E. R., 6 March 2008
located by Esteban Rivera, 7 January 2010
The DGPAD (Dirección General de Prevención y Atención de Desastres) (General Directorate of Prevention and Attention of Disasters) evolved
DPAD (Dirección de Prevención y Atención de Desastres) (Disaster
Prevention and Attention Directorate) which was established by Decree
No. 919 of 1989. Its predecessor was the ONPAD (Oficina Nacional para
la Prevención y Atención de Desastres) (National Office for the
Prevention and Attention of Disasters) which in turn was established
by Decree No. 46 of 1988.
The main background for this organization, were the three rather consecutive disasters the country suffered: Tsunami in Tumaco (1979), and earthquake in Popayán (1983) and the mudslide of the Armero Volcano (1985)
Thus by Decree No. 46 of 1988 the SINPAD (Sistema Nacional para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres) (National System for the Prevention and Attention of Disasters) was created, as an integrated framework of cooperation between National, Regional and Local committies that work toghether in order to face any disaster situation.
At the beggining, the ONPAD was an organization under the Ministry of Interior), and later it was declared UAE (Unidad Administrativa Especial) (Special Administrative Unit), like the Aerocivil, thus being called the UAEPAD (Unidad Administrativa Especial para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres), by Decree No. 0372 of February 26, 1996. Then by Decree No. 2546 of December 23, 1999 it is changed into its current name, DGPAD.
The DGPAD flag is on the right of this screenshot of tv news channel Caracol TV, taken on January 7, 2010.
For more information please see: DGPAD (official website).
Esteban Rivera, 10 October 2010
image by Carlos Thompson, 5 November 2004
image by Carlos Thompson, 5 November 2004
image by Carlos Thompson, 5 November 2004
"Mediante resolución Ministerial No. 3991 del 6 de septiembre de 1965, sen adoptó la bandera de la Dirección General de Prisiones, con las siguientes características:
La bandera estará compuesta por los colores blanco, rojo y negro, distribuidos en tres franjas horizontales de iguales dimensiones, de las cuales el blanco ocupará la superior, el rojo la central y el negro la inferior. El color blanco significará la purificación del individuo por la pena. El color rojo, tenido como expresión del amor a la libertad, recordará que aquella se conquista por la acción del trabajo. El color negro evocará la austeridad e indicará que el perfeccionamiento del hombre y su superación se logran con base en el esfuerzo y constante disciplina.
La bandera del servicio de Prisiones que se ice en Pabellones, deberá tener tres (3) metros de largo por dos (2) de ancho.
La bandera de Prisiones para desfiles tendrá un metro con treinta y cinco (1.35) centímetros de largo, por un metro con diez (1.10) centímetros de ancho. La bandera de desfiles llevará en el centro un escudo que adopte como distintivo la Dirección General de Prisiones.
La bandera estará confeccionada en seda suelta e irá sujeta al asta por medio de un dobladillo o jareta amplia, hecho con la misma tela."
Dov Gutterman, 26 May 2002
Flags of the General Prision Direction in Colombia (Dirección
General de Prisiones, known by their previous acronym: INPEC).
The flag for flying is 2 m. width by 3 m. long, and the
ceremonial flag is 1.10 m. width by 1.35 m. long, with the emblem
in the center. In the emblem, in the left side of the book
(dexter) is the following cite: "Con el estudio,
el trabajo y la disciplina romperás las cadenas del cautiverio,
porque el estudio eleva, el trabajo redime y la disciplina
libera". and around the legend says: "Ministerio de
Justicia y del Derecho - Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y
Carcelario" I don't know if this has changed, since
now the Ministry of Justice has merged with the Ministry of
Interior, and INPEC official name is Dirección Nacional de
Carlos Thompson, 5 November 2004
INPEC stands for "Instituto Nacional Penitenciario y
Carcelario". It changed its name on5th of November, 2004.
However the abbreviation still stands even though the name
changed because people are more familair with it.
It is not a police force. They are allowed to wear uniforms, use weapons and have custody of all prisons but they are not an organizational part of the Colombian Police, they are under the the Minister of Interior and Justice.
Here is INPEC's coat of arms from the book "Himnos y Símbolos de Nuestra Colombia" , page 277. Written in 2000 by Julio Cesar García, edited by Camer Editores. ISBN 958-33-1489-7.
E. R., 12 June 2006
image located by Esteban Rivera, 20 March 2011
On March 10 a
news broadcast by local news channel RCN showed the flag of the DNE (Dirección
Nacional de Estupefacientes) (Narcotics National Directorate).
The DNE was established as a UAE (Unidad Administrativa Especial) (Special Administrative Unit) on February 27, 1990, as an organization serving the Ministry of Justice.
Its main purpose is to advise, coordinate and execute the Government's policies focused on lowering illegal narcotics production, traficking and consumption.
The full extent of its current functions are outlined by Decree No. 2568 of 2003. These functions are outlined here.
The flag is the logo of the DNE on a white rectangular background, as seen on these images:
- a cropped image taken from video of news broadcast of RCN news channel,
- and logo of the DNE, taken from the DNE's official website.
For additional information: DNE (official website): http://www.dne.gov.co/
Esteban Rivera, 20 March 2011
image by Luis Carrillo, 18 July 2002
Flag of Empresa Colombiana de Petróleos ECOPETROL.
Luis Carrillo, 18 July 2002
image by Eugene Ipavec, 14 october 2007
The flag of FENACON (Federación Nacional de Concejos), or
Councils' National Federation. "Council" is the
Legislative Branch of government in a Municipality in Colombia,
and the Federation is the gathering of the councilmen of (so far)
623 Municipalities' Councils. Image is baed on photo taken from
the official website
of the Colombian Ministry of National Defense. In the photo there
is the Colombian Defens Minister Juan Manuel Santos as he appears
in front of the Colombian flag (left) and the FENACON flag
(right), togheter with FENACON's current President Mauricio
Tobón, who is also the President of Medellín's Council.
FENACON official website is at <www.fenacon.org>.
E.R., 14 october 2007
image by Jaume Ollé, 30 May 2005
The flag of the Fiscalía General de la Nación (nation's
General Attorney). Official website at <www.fiscalia.gov.co>.
The purpose of the "Fiscalía" (as it is widely known locally) is to investigate crimes and qualify the judicial processes before judges and tribunals.
The logo, a puzzle piece, is oficially called "Pieza clave" (it could be translated as "smoking gun", or main proof) and it was created in 1996 (see <www.fiscalia.gov.co/entidad.html#logo>. The image is based on the actual Fiscalía flag taken form the official website.
E. R., 30 May 2005
The emblem of the Fiscalía General de la Nación (Nation's
General Attorney) was designed by Góndola company in 1996, as
reported by the Colombian magazine ProyectoDiseño.
This magazine is the most important magazine in the
Country for Design and Architecture.
The Fiscalia was established by the Colombian Constitution of 1991 and began operating on 1 July 1992.
E. R., 23 August 2008
image from <web.fonade.gov.co>
There is a Colombian government company called FONADE (Fondo
Financiero de Proyectos de Desarrollo- Financial Fund for
Development Projects). It depends on the DNP (Departamento
Nacional de Planeación, or Nationa Planning Department). The DNP
stands at the same administrative level as DAS
for being an Administrative Department within the Government. The
DNP is in charge of the strategic economic and social planning of
the country, as well as the management of the sources and
resources to execute such projects nationwide. The FONADE has the
main task of managing development projects in the early stages,
supporting the project through financig, advisory, administrative
research projects, grants credits, as well as supports for
scientific, technological and environmental activities within a
specific project. It is mostly a development agency. For the
emblem of FONADE refer to the corporate image manual, where a
detailed 18 page document ellaborated in 2000 shows the uses and
misues of the FONADE emblem at <web.fonade.gov.co>.
E. R., 2 August 2006
image by Zoltan Horvath, 14 November 2012
The FNA (Fondo Nacional del Ahorro) (Savings National Fund) was established
through Extraordinary Decree No. 3118 of 1968 to manage the severance pay of
public employees. By Law 432 of 1998 it was transformed into a state-owned
Esteban Rivera, 30 May 2011
image located by Esteban Rivera, 18 June 2012
On June 8 in a local newspaper edited by the FNA (Fondo Nacional del Ahorro,
Savings National Fund) its flag can bee seen in a picture during a conference by
its current President.
This newspaper, called "El Ahorrador" ("The thrifty", or "thrifty person") is owned by the FNA and it is a news bulletin distributed among all government dependencies nationwide. The online editions of the newspaper (established in 20011) can be found here:
The FNA is a government entity established by Extraordinary Decree No. 3118 of 1968 to administer public employees' layover/vacancy funds, and through Law 432 of 1998, its scope of action was broadened to also receive and manage also private layover/vacancy funds.
Sources: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fondo_Nacional_del_Ahorro and FNA portal
The flag of the FNA is a plain blue horizontal background flag with the FNA logo in white letters, and below it reads "Construyendo Sociedad" ("Construyendo" in light greens letters, and "Sociedad" in white letters, as seen here.
Source: picture of the newspaper as seen in the Edición No. 9 of their newspaper "El Ahorrador", May 2012 Edition, page 12 (FNA flag on the left)
Source: FNA portal
The current FNA flag has been most likely adopted between 2010 and 2011 dating from the previously mentioned former logo flags, which date from 2010, and their online newspaper, which was established in 2011 and already shows the new logo (and thus the new flag).
For additional information please go to: FNA (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 18 June 2012
image by Eugene Ipavec, 31 May 2011
FNA flag is a white horizontal flag with the
logo in the middle, as seen in this
video (0:38) (flag of FNA on the right of the Colombian tricolor flag, video
by local news channel RCN)
For additional information please see: FNA (official website).
Esteban Rivera, 30 May 2011
The former FNA flag is the
on a white background, as seen
here.(flag on the right)
Esteban Rivera, 18 June 2012
The Hospital Meissen (full name E.S.E. Hospital Meissen), Meissen Hospital (E.S.E.
stands for Empresa Social del Estado, Social State Company), was established
(according to the website 43 years ago, which in 2012 means that it was created
in 1969) as a Kindergarden. Then by Agreement No. 17, 1997 was established as
Hospital Meissen Level II, by the Council of Bogotá. Thus, the hospital is
currently public property, operated by the city authorities of Bogotá.
The flag is a horizontal flag, equally divided into three horizontal stripes (navy blue/white/navy blue) with the logo in the middle.
Image is a screenshot taken from live TV news broadcast of RCN news channel today, May 8, 2012
For additional information please see:
Hospital Meissen (official website):
Esteban Rivera, 08 May 2012
The ICBF (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar, Colombian Institute of
Family Welfare in English) is a government organization that depends on the
Ministerio de Protección Social (Social Protection Ministry). It was established
in 1968 as a response to issues such as malnutrition, family disintegration, and
childhood care. It is present in each of the 32 Department Capitals of the
The flag is the logo on a rectangular flag. The flag has three horizontal stripes, the top and bottom stripes are green occupying 25% of the total space each, while the central stripe is white, occupying 50% of the available space. It has the entity's logo (http://www.icbf.gov.co/Images/Logo-ICBF.jpg ) in the middle as seen in this picture: https://www.icbf.gov.co/icbf/directorio/portel/libreria/jpg/CarrouselNoticia-julio7-ba.jpg
However there's a variant of this flag, seen here:
https://www.icbf.gov.co/icbf/directorio/portel/libreria/gd2/jpg/210UNIDADESMOVILESchile.jpg (a white rectangular flag with the logo in the middle).
For additional information please see:
ICBF (official website): http://www.icbf.gov.co/
Esteban Rivera, 13 April 2010
The Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses (Colombian
Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Science), commonly known as "Medicina
Legal", has a flag which is a white horizontal flag with the logo in the middle,
as seen in
this picture (first flag from left to right).
For additional information please see: Medicina Legal (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 03 August 2011
image by Eugene Ipavec, 14 June 2011
I spotted the War Flag flag of the Instituto de Casas Fiscales del Ejercito
de Colombia (Fiscal Houses Institute of the Colombian Army) (official
It is the Colombian tricolor with the CoA and below the words INSTITUTO CASAS FISCALES in yellow.
Esteban Rivera, 03 October 2009
image by Eugene Ipavec, 15 June 2011
The Standard of the ICFE is an orange horizontal flag, with the logo in the
middle, as seen in this
picture (the flag on the right).
image located by Esteban Rivera, 13 June 2011
(ICFE new logo) (Logo cropped from the official website of the ICFE)
The old logo can be seen here.
The ICFE was established through Decree No. 0312 of July 19, 1958 with the purpose of building and managing the houses for Army military personnel.
For additional information please visit: ICFE (official website).
Esteban Rivera, 13 June 2011
The IEMP (Instituto de Estudios del Ministerio Público) (Public Ministry
Studies Institute) was established by Article 22 of Law 201 of 1995. It is a UAE
(Unidad Administrativa Especial) (Special Administrative Unit), like the
Aerocivil. It is the academic UAE of the
Prcuraduría and it serves the purposes of training in legal, techincal and
human source affairs, as well as conducting and supporting scientific, economic,
historical and political-focused investigations carried by the Public Ministry (referring
to all public officials).
The flag is seen here. (First flag from left to right. Picture taken on June 2011). The flag seems to be a horizontal white background flag with a horizontal blue stripe on top and the logo in the middle.
An additional picture of the flag (better I think), is seen here. (first flag from left to right)
For additional information go to: IEMP (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 06 June 2011
image by Ivan Sache, 12 January 2009
"Instituto Nacional de Vías" (INVÍAS, National
Institute of Roads) is a government agency in charge of the
building, improvement and management of the national road
infrastructure in Colombia. Founded in 1994, INVÍAS had its
statutes last modified on 27 July 2000 (Decree No. 018).
The flag of INVÍAS, as shown graphically and described on the website of the agency, is orange with a winding white stripe in the middle. The flag was designed by Yesidh Albenio Rodriguez Romero.
On a previous version of the INVÍAS website, the flag was shown with a orange dashed line in the middle of the "road" (see below).
Ivan Sache, 12 January 2009
image by Ivan Sarajcic, 26 July 2002
Based on image from <www.invias.gov.co>.
Dov Gutterman, 22, July 2002
image by Eugene Ipavec, 3 August 2008
INVIMA - Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y
Alimentos (National Institute of Medication and Food Surveilance)
is the Colombian equivalent to the American FDA. It was
established by Law 100 of December 23, 1993.
It is a government organization which dependes on the Ministerio de Proteccion Social (Social Protection Ministry).
The flag is horizontally divided into two equal stripes, the top green, and the bottom white, with the Coat of Arms on the middle.
For additional reference, see INVIMA official web site.
E. R., 3 August 2008
Two days ago in recent news seen on RCN (
http://www.canalrcnmsn.com/ ) news
channel, the currenf Director of the INVIMA is seen with the INVIMA flag
displayed on the background. The text in the inner white circle reads in bold
capital black letters: MINISTERIO DE LA PROTECCIÓN SOCIAL, and on the bottom it
reads Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos, as seen on
this official document (top right):
Esteban Rivera, 31 May 2010
image by Eugene Ipavec, 25 August 2005
The Procuraduría General de la Nación represents the
citizens before the State. It currently has around 3,400
employees and its mission is to oversee the proceedures of the
State, abiding by the laws and the functions it has according to
the 1991 Political Constitution. Its main three goals are: 1.
Preventive function: this goal is directed towards
"alerting" instead of "punishing", watching
over government employees. 2. Intervention function: this is
oriented towards defending the rights on behalf of any Colombian
authority (religious, military, governmental, judiciary, police,
civil, agricultural or any other kind). 3. Disciplinary function:
this goal is focused on the sanctions carried out by violations
of one or multiple individuals who, in office, have carried out
improper activities as government officials.
The flag is the logo with the Colombian Coat of Arms (without the motto) on white background.
E. R., 30 May and 25 August 2005
The Procuraduría General de la Nación (Advocate General of the Nation) has a variant official flag, which
is the same horizontal background flag with the logo and
the name of the entity, as seen in this picture:
located by Esteban Rivera, 27 September 2010
Screenshot from RCN news channel, see the flag on the right of the image.
Esteban Rivera, 28 September 2010
image by Eugene Ipavec, 8 March 2006
This is the flag of Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil
(Civil State National Registry). Official website at <www.registraduria.gov.co>.
This government body is in charge of registring all civilians,
give them their ID's, pass laws regardig these subjects to
Congress, classify and file these information, and also manage
the Consejo Nacional Electoral (National Election Council,
abbreviated CNE, official website at <www.cne.gov.co>). At the
same time the CNE is in charge of all matters
related to the election process in Colombia. The flag of the
Registraduría (as it is commonly known), is a green over white
flag (internal ratio 1:1) , pretty much like the flag of the Department of La Guajira, but
the shade of green resembles more that of the flag of the Department of Antioquia, plus
the Coat of Arms on the center.
E. R., 8 March 2006
image by Zoltan Horvath, 26 March 2011
On August 6, 2008, in a news broadcast by local channel
additional flag of the Civil State
National Registry was seen. The flag is the same as the one reported previously,
the only difference being that this variant has the name of the government
organization below the CoA, as "REGISTRADURIA" on black capital letters, and in
smaller capital letters "NACIONAL DEL ESTADO CIVIL" in black as well.
Esteban Rivera, 1 March 2011
There is one more difference, namely that the order of stripes. Flag reported
previously is green over white, but flag on attached
picture seems to be white over green.
Zoltan Horvath, 1 March 2011
The SENA flag is the logo on white background. The logo is
composed of a cogwill (which symbolizes the industry as an
economic sector, a caduceus, which stands for commerce and the
coffe grain, which represents the primary or agricultural
sector). The logo can be seen here
and the flag can be seen here.
The SENA is an institution which focuses on the development of professional education programs with the aim of achieving social development in Colombia and to promote employment through alliances with companies.
The SENA was established by Decree No. 118 of June 21, 1957, during the government of the Military Junta of General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla and currently has branches in all the 32 Departments of Colombia.
Sources: wikipedia, official website.
E. R., 5 October 2008
image by Jorge Candeias, 17 April 2004
In a commercial (?) site there is a flag that seems to be the
national security flag. Is it a governmental flag or a commercial
Dov Gutterman, 19 November 2003
Seguro (Social inssurance) refers surely to a social services
from the state, like health and pensions. Seems that this
hospital is collaborating with the department of Social
inssurance of Colombia
Jaume Ollé, 19 November 2003
The Instituto del Seguro Social is a governmental organization
for health care and pension. There are also some private
organizations but this one is public. I don't recall having
seen an actual flag, but I cannot deny it either.
Carlos Thompson, 20 November 2003
The flag is a white-green bicolour with an "S" logo
in the upper field and the name in the top of the lower field.
Jorge Candeias, 17 April 2004
image by Eugene Ipavec, 24 August 2005
image by Eugene Ipavec, 10 March 2006
The flag of the Colombian Aviation Authority (its official
name is UAEAC, or Unidad Administrativa Especial Aeronáutica
Civil, or Special Administrative Unit Civil Aeronautics, usually
shortened Aeronáutica Civil or Aerocivil - official website:
E.R., 19 August 2005
Variant of flag
image by Zoltan Horvath, 26 March 2011
Yesterday I saw an alternate flag of Aeronáutica Civil. The flag has the same
color structure, the only difference being that around the logo it reads in
golden capital letters REPÚBLICA DE COLOMBIA and below it reads in golden
capital letters AERONÁUTICA CIVIL.
Image taken from this article: http://economia.terra.com.co/noticias/noticia.aspx?idNoticia=201103041925_TRR_79558812).
Esteban Rivera, 5 March 2011