Colombia: Robinson voices concern over rise in harassment of rights advocates

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, today voiced deep concern over an escalation in harassment and violence against human rights defenders in Colombia and called on the Government to step up efforts to protect these advocates.

Secretary-General, President of Colombia discuss UN assistance to the country

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and the President-elect of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe Velez, today held talks in New York on how the UN can help the strife-torn country.

Colombia: UN expands effort to provide identification to internally displaced people

The United Nations refugee agency today expanded its efforts to provide identification documents to internally displaced Colombians.

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie wraps up mission to Ecuador

Actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie today ended a mission to Ecuador, where she visited Colombian refugees and got a first-hand look at the Western Hemisphere's most severe humanitarian crisis.