Colombia

UN welcomes Colombians' resolve in electing candidate of their choice

Welcoming the fact that the Colombian people were able to exercise their right to vote during Sunday's elections, the United Nations said today it was looking forward to seeing the new leadership's plans for UN involvement in helping to bring about peace.

Colombia: UN report blames FARC and paramilitary groups for civilian deaths

Paramilitary and rebel groups in Colombia are responsible for scores of civilian deaths in the Medio Atrato region of the country, according to a new United Nations report.

Colombia: UN agency voices concern over alleged recruitment of refugee boy soldiers

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today voiced concern about refugee children being recruited to fight in Colombia, saying it has received reports that illegal armed groups have been recruiting Colombian boys in the border areas of Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela.

Robinson 'regrets' Colombian officials' press attacks on UN rights work

Reacting to critical media statements by Colombian officials, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has voiced full backing to the work of UN rights experts in the strife-torn Latin American nation.