Colombia

UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie hands out Xmas gifts to Colombian refugees

United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and fellow actor Brad Pitt spent Christmas in Costa Rica handing out presents to Colombian refugee children and their families while spotlighting the plight of those who have been forced to flee conflict in the South American country.

Turn guns into guitars, UN tells Colombia in campaign against violence, arms trafficking

In biblical days the injunction was to beat swords into ploughshares. Now the United Nations crime-fighting agency is calling on Colombia, with one of the highest homicide rates in the world, to do more to crack down on organized crime and arms trafficking, citing one initiative that turns guns into guitars.