Afro-Colombians and Indigenous
On January 12, 2010, the Deputy Secretary of State of the United States James Steinberg and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia Jaime Bermudez signed the Action Plan on Racial and Ethnic Equality. This plan seeks to eliminate forms of racial and ethnic discrimination in both societies. It focuses on sharing best practices to address racial discrimination and related issues affecting under-represented racial and ethnic minority communities, particularly Afro-Colombians. The plan establishes a joint Steering Committee which will discuss a variety of important subjects, including: Education, Culture, Housing, Health, Employment and Labor, and Anti-discrimination legislation.