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Asociación Colombiana de Hospitales y Clínicas - ACHC


image by Eugene Ipavec, 1 September 2010

Last night in a tv interview I saw the flag of the ACHC (Asociación Colombiana de Hospitales y Clínicas, Colombian Association of Hospitals and Clinics). The flag is a white horizontal flag with the logo  on the middle, as seen here: http://www.periodicoelpulso.com/images/feb04/debate/d-achc.jpg
The ACHC is a non-profit organization established in 1956 and its goals are to strengthen the technical and administrative functions of all its institutions-members through information, communication,  instruction and representation. The ACHC is a member of the IHF (International Hospital Federation) and  the AHA (American Hospital Association).
Source: http://www.feriameditech.com/index.cfm?StrDoc=pagina&IDSeccion=345&StrIdioma=es&IntIdioma=1&IDPagina=2342
For more, please see: ACHC (official website).
Esteban Rivera, 30 August 2010


CEA - Consejo de Empresas Americanas

The CEA is a private association of U.S. capital companies established in Colombia. It was established to promote US companies' investments in Colombia, through coordination with the US Embassy in Bogotá and the local authorities as well, fostering strategic alliances with economic sectors in both countries.
Source: http://www.ceacolombia.com/es/obejtivos-cea/

The flag is a white horizontal background with the logo in the middle, and the name below, as seen in the following pictures:
- Image1 and Image2 (Source: http://www.ceacolombia.com/es/actividades/galeria-de-eventos/asamblea-general-afiliados-2011/)
 Image3 (Source: http://cea.3metas.com/es/2010/02/01/titulo-de-la-noticia-uno/oficina-nueva/ )

For additional information go to:  CEA (Official website) 
Esteban Rivera, 28 August 2011


Confederación Nacional Católica de Educación - CONACED


image by Ivan Sache, 26 July 2014


image by Ivan Sache, 26 July 2014

CONACED is the Catholic National Confederation of Education (Confederación Nacional Católica de Educación). CONACED is an umbrella organization grouping 29 affiliated regional federations (Atlántico, Antioquia, Barrancabermeja, Bogotá-Cundinamarca, Bolívar, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartago, Cauca, Chiquinquirá, Córdoba, Cúcuta, Duitama, Facatativá, Huila, La Guajira, Manizales, Meta, Ipiales, Palmira, Pamplona, Pasto, Quindio, Risaralda, Santa Marta, Sogamoso, Tolima, Tunja, and Valledupar).
CONCOLCA (Confederation of Catholic Schools - Confederación de Colegios Católicos) was established in 1938, with the Jesuit Father Jesús María Fernández as its first President. The founding federations were those of Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cali, Ibagüé, Manizales, Medellín, Pamplona, Pasto, Santa Rosa de Osos, and Tunja. The confederation was legally registered in 1941 by the Colombian government, following the organization of its first national assembly. The Dominican Father José de Jesús Farias, President of CONCOLCA, organized in 1945 in Bogotá the 1st Interamerican Congress of Catholic Education, during which the Interamerican Confederation of Catholic Education (Confederación Interamericana de Educación Católica - CIEC- was established.
The confederation was renamed CONACED (National Confederation of Educational Centers - Confederación Nacional de Centros Docentes) in 1966 during the 22nd national congress presided by the Franciscan Friar Luis Eduardo Medina. The meaning of CONACED was changed in 1998 for its current one.
Source: http://www.conaced.edu.co/i - CONACED website
The flag of CONACED is white with three Colombian horizontal stripes [yellow-blue-red, 2:1:1] in the lower part of the flag and the emblem of CONACED in the upper part. White is as symbol of transparency, youth, and service.
Source: http://www.conaced.edu.co/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151&Itemid=143 - CONACED website
The emblem of CONACED is made of a blue map of Colombia charged with a white open book superimposed with a white Christian cross - the three pillars of CONACED. The colour of the map was changed from sepia to blue in the 1980s. The flag appears to be used either without or with "CONACED" written  in blue letters beneath the emblem.
Photos: http://win.colegiosvirtuales.com/ast/noticias.asp?s=noticias.institucional&a=647038 - Flag without lettering
http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/KgoCJq-SDTc/maxresdefault.jpg - Flag with lettering
Ivan Sache, 26 July 2014

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DEMIL - Asociación Defensoría Militar


from <fracol.tripod.com> located by Eugene Ipavec, 4 April 2011

The DEMIL (Asociación Defensoría Militar) (Military Defense Association) it's a non-profit organization established in 1996 to defend soldiers investigated for crimes (mainly in active duty).
Its flag is a horizontal flag, divided diagonally from left to right (top to bottom) in two equal stripes, top white and bottom green, with the logo in the middle.
A screenshot taken from yesterday's news broadcast by Noticias UNO, from this link. In the image, one can see three desktop flags, which are from left to right: Army, Colombia and DEMIL.
For additional information please see: Defensoría Militar (official website): http://www.defensoriamilitar.org/
Esteban Rivera, 4 April 2011


FENALCO - Federación Nacional de Comerciantes

FENALCO (Federación Nacional de Comerciantes, National Federation of Traders) was established on May 14, 1945 during a meeting of more than 400 businessmen, led by Lorenzo Botero Jaramillo, during a time of economic crisis due to import shortages of raw materials an several products mainly from Europe, during World War II.
Source: http://www.fenalco.com.co/contenido/375
The flag is a horizontal yellow flag with the logo in the middle. (Image1, Image2)
Images taken from TeleAntioquia regional channel on October 16, 2012
For additional information go to: Fenalco (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 25 May 2014


FRACOL - Federacion de Clubes de Radioaficionados de Colombia


from <fracol.tripod.com> located by Jaume Ollé, 18 June 2001


Fundación Clínica Shaio


image by Eugene Ipavec, 13 August 2010

Yesterday the Colombian recently inaugurated Vice President had to be interned due to heart problems in the FCS (Fundación Clínica Shaio). Later that night on CM& ( http://www.cmi.com.co/ ) news telecast, a spokesperson was shown in an interview, with the flag of the medical institution on the background.
The flag is a white horizontal flag with the logo on the middle.
The medical institution was founded in 1957.
Source: http://www.shaio.com/interna_nivel.php?nv3_id=183
For further information please visit: FCS (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 10 August 2010


Colombian Scouts

Coat of Arms of Colombian Scouts (Colombian chapter).
Source: "Himnos y Símbolos de Nuestra Colombia", page 271. Written in 2000 by Julio Cesar García, edited by Camer Editores. ISBN 958-33-1489-7.
E. R., 12 June 2005

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Hospital Universitario San Ignacio


image by Zoltan Horvath, 18 January 2014

HUSI (Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Saint Ignatius University Hospital)is a 4th level university hospital in Bogotá. It is located within campus of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and is home to this university's Faculties of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry and was originally established in 1942. Source: http://www.husi.org.co/nuestra-institucion/historia
The flag is the logo on a white horizontal flag.
Image of flag taken from CM& tv news on February 27, 2013.
For additional information go to: HUSI (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 14 January 2014


ICONTEC - Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación


image by Zoltan Horvath, 11 November 2012
Current flag

ICONTEC (Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación - Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification) is a non-profit private Colombian organization that oversees the compliance of national and international standards, and accredits organizations, companies and individuals that engage in the manufacturing or development of products and industrial processes. It was established on May 10, 1963.
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICONTEC and http://www.icontec.org.co/index.php?section=18
It is a member of: International Electrotechnical Commission, Comisión Panamericana de Normas Técnicas and International Standardization Organization.


image by Zoltan Horvath, 11 November 2012
Previous flag

Its previous flag was a horizontal white flag with the previous logo in the middle, as seen on this picture.
Source: http://www.elheraldo.co/local/el-centro-de-convenciones-se-construiria-en-el-lote-de-peldar-char-8128
The current flag is a navy blue horizontal flag, with the current logo in the middle, in inverted colors, that is the logo has a navy blue "N" in the middle, that stands for Norma, Norm in English, and below in  capital letters it says "INTERNATIONAL" in navy blue colors. So the logo on the flag is white, on a navy blue background. The current flag seems to have been modified either in 2011 or 2012, since the "old flag" I mention is from a picture in 2011, while the pictures taken yesterday are of course in 2012.
Current flag, based on a picture taken on 21 June 2012, at their branch office in Medellín, Colombia.
Current logo, based on a picture taken on 21 June 2012, at their branch office in Medellín, Colombia.
However notice a difference in the "N" in the middle, where the logo on the fachade of their offices has round tips, while there's another version with the N with straight edges, as seen here.
The current logo on the fachade of the branch office where I went, shows the lettering "INTERNACIONAL" in Spanish, but there's an online version that shows the logo with the lettering "INTERNATIONAL", as seen here.
Source: http://www.revistalabarra.com.co/guia/icontec.html 

For additional information go to: ICONTEC (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 22 June 2012


Misión Médica

Yesterday, RCN News channel shows an article and on this video one can see a Pennant of Misión Médica (on elapsed time 1:40 through 1:42), on a car on a medical mission.
The Pennant is a vertical white background with the logo of Misión Médica in the middle.
There are two other pictures ore one can see the logo in vehicles used for medical purposes here and here.
E. R., 22 February 2010