Colombia: Ban welcomes announcement of peace talks between Government and National Liberation Army

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today's announcement of the launching of peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN), following the signing of an agreement between the parties.

Colombia: over 250,000 children impacted by conflict despite peace talks, UN agency reports

Hostilities in Colombia have disrupted the lives of more than a quarter of a million children since peace talks began three years ago, the United Nations children's agency today reported.

New Mission in Colombia 'unprecedented' in history of UN ceasefire observation – Ban

The United Nations political mission that is being deployed in Colombia will be an “unprecedented experience” in the country, as well as in the history of UN ceasefire observations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.

UN chief appoints French national to head new political mission in Colombia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Jean Arnault of France as the head of the United Nations political mission that will be deployed in Colombia.