Security Council Renews Mandate of Verification Mission in Colombia until 31 October, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2574 (2021)

11 May

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia until 31 October and expanded it to include monitoring implementation of the sentences handed down by a special judicial body established under the 2016 peace agreement between the Government and a rebel group.

‘Stay the Course’, Build on Progress Already Made, Special Representative Urges Parties to Colombia Peace Accord, in Briefing to Security Council

21 Apr

The United Nations envoy overseeing the implementation of Colombia’s 2016 peace agreement urged its signatories today to stay the course and build upon the progress they have made, even as continuing violence against former rebel fighters and community leaders threatens to derail the historic accord that ended Latin America’s longest-running civil war.

Special Representative Outlines Priority Areas for Progress in Colombia, as Security Council Members Share Concern over Continuing Deadly Attacks

21 Jan
Foreign Minister Cites Threat Posed by Armed Groups, Drug Traffickers, Highlighting Safety, Security Challenges

As Colombia enters the fifth year since signing its landmark Peace Agreement, the Head of the United Nations Verification Mission outlined five priority areas in which to make further gains, as Security Council members expressed concern about continuing deadly attacks against former combatants and vulnerable communities, during a videoconference today.

Commending Colombia for Breaking New Ground, Deputy Secretary-General Says Sustainable Peace Hinges on Reconciliation, Addressing Past Crimes

27 Nov

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message at the international conference on “Emerging Contemporary Responses to Atrocities” organized by Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace, held on 29 October:

Deputy Secretary-General, Commemorating Resolution 1325 (2000), Commends Women’s Organizations for Peacebuilding Efforts in Colombia, Urges End to Violence

27 Nov

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message at the Women’s Civil Society Organizations’ Commemoration of United Nations Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security, in Bogotá on 29 October:

Colombia Reaping Gains of Peace Process Yet Reintegration of Ex-combatants Still Work in Progress, Special Representative Tells Security Council

14 Oct

Briefing the Security Council during a videoconference meeting today, the senior United Nations official in Colombia took stock of strides and challenges in implementing the country’s 2016 Peace Agreement, as members broadly hailed the parties’ commitment — and their own unity — towards turning the page on the five‑decades-long conflict.