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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 in the middle as seen in this picture.
However there's a variant of this flag, seen here (a white rectangular flag with the logo in the middle).
For additional information please see: ICBF (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 13 April 2010
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
image by Zoltan Horvath, 29 July 2015
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
CM& tv news broadcast show the flag
of the IEMP. Today they are celebrating their 20th anniversary, and so the news
report is about a forum held today commemorating the event.
IEMP was established by Article 22 of Law 201 of July 28, 1995 as a Special Administrative Unit (i.e. Aerocivil) of an academic nature of the Procuraduría General de la Nación. It was officially called Unidad Administrativa Especial Instituto de Estudios del Ministerio Público (UAE IEMP)
The flag is a white horizontal flag with the logo in the middle and the name of the institution below. On the top it has a blue border and on the bottom a green border, as seen in this official video (0:09) on the desktop flag displayed there.
Image is screenshot taken from CM& online broadcast of its tv news today.
For additional information go to: IEMP (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 29 July 2015
image located by Esteban Rivera, 23 February 2013
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
To compliment this post, here's an actual image of the flag, taken from RCN
News channel on December 12, 2012.
Esteban Rivera, 23 February 2013
image by Eugene Ipavec, 6 October 2010
INRAVISION stands for Instituto Colombiano de Radio y Televisión (National
Institute of Radio and Television). It was created by Decre No. 3267 of December
20, 1963. It made public radio and television broadcasts thorughout its
existence, and it depended on the Ministry of Communications.
It was however shut down in 2004 because of financial difficulties, and a new organization was created, the RTVC (Radio Televisión Nacional de Colombia), created by Decree No. 3525 del 28 de octubre de 2004.
The RTVC currently operates four public broadcast channels, including the Congres Channel and also six radio stations. However I have not seen a flag of the RTVC,
The RTVC has its own official website: http://www.rtvc.gov.co/
The flag of INRAVISION was yellow background, plus the logo on the middle, very much like some other government flags ( i.e. Ministry of Finance and Public Credit and Ministry of Transportation.
The logo was designed by David Consuegra in 1964.
Esteban Rivera, 31 August 2009
image by Eugene Ipavec, 8 July 2010
There is a news report which appeared on August 30, 2009 mentioning the Colombian President was affected by the swine flu (or AH1N1 flu). In the
link on the
fifth video link the current Ministro de Protección Social (Social Protection Minister) Diego Palacio is reporting the medical treatment to be followed, to a reporter from RCN channel. On the back, to the right, one can see the flag of the INS (Instituto Nacional de Salud, in English National Health Institute). It is a white background plus the
symbol in the middle.
The symbol's explanation is here and its designer is Dicken Castro, a very renowned Designer, who also designed the logo for the Ministerio de Desarrollo Económico (Ministry of Economic Development) in 1968, now a defunct Ministry which was absorbed by the Ministry of the Environment and Housing to form the Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Regional Development in the 2000's.
The INS has traces back its roots to 1917 with the establishment of the Laboratorio Samper Martínez (Samper Martínez Lab). Then it merged with other labs to become the INS in 1975.
For more information on the INS please refer to: INS (official website) http://www.ins.gov.co/
Esteban Rivera, 31 August 2009
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 v INVIMA official web site.
E. R., 3 August 2008
Two days ago in recent news seen on
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 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
The ISS (Instituto de Seguros Sociales was its official name, but people used
to call it "Seguro Social"). The ISS encompassed both health and pension
services, thus being called "Seguros Sociales" (Social Securities) since it
included Health and Pension Policies (Seguros, in spanish) and later ir evolved
to include Labor Policies as well. It used to have this official website:
http://www.iss.gov.co/ (dead link, accessible through
here). It was
established on December 26, 1946
During 2007 and 2008 the units administered by the ISS that provided Health and Labor care were privatized and in 2012 the units administered by the ISS that provided Pension services were transfered to a new government entity called Administradora Colombiana de Pensiones - Colpensiones (Colombian Administration of Pensions - Colpensiones) ( official website). The ISS then was declared bankrupt and through a series of reforms is being liquidated as its current official website states:
Esteban Rivera, 22 August 2015