Recent Elections in Colombia Saw Most Women Voted into Office, Special Representative Tells Security Council, Highlighting Value of Peace

12 Apr

Colombia’s current election cycle is a testament to the progress made in the implementation of its landmark 2016 peace agreement, the top United Nations official in that country told the Security Council today, even as he underscored the serious challenges remaining on the path ahead.

Upcoming Elections Offer Historic Opportunity to Widen Colombia’s Democracy, Special Representative Tells Security Council

20 Jan

Five years after its signing, the Final Agreement for Ending the Conflict and Building a Stable and Lasting Peace in Colombia is setting down ever deeper roots, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council today, as he called on the Government, political parties, former combatants and Colombians across the diverse nation to intensify implementation of the landmark accord ahead of congressional elections.

Activities of Secretary-General in Colombia, 22-24 November

3 Dec

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, accompanied by his wife, Catarina Vaz Pinto, arrived in Colombia from New York on Monday, 20 November, for a two-day visit in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the landmark 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP).

Mixed Security Picture in Colombia ahead of Peace Agreement’s Fifth Anniversary, Senior Officials, Civil Society Leaders Tell Security Council

14 Oct

The imminent fifth anniversary of the historic peace accord between Colombia and former opposition armed groups offers an opportunity to acknowledge its successes and commit to overcoming challenges that stand in the way of realizing its transformative potential, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today.

Nearly Five Years into Colombia’s Historic Peace Agreement, Unprecedented Strides in Justice Marked alongside Lingering Violence, Experts Tell Security Council

13 Jul

Colombia has notched unprecedented achievements in transitional justice as the fifth anniversary of its landmark peace agreement approaches, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, as delegates noted both strides and lingering challenges that led recently to large-scale protests across the country.