Colombia: UN experts call for ending violence against human rights defenders

A group of independent United Nations experts have called for urgent measures to protect those defending human rights in Colombia, following a recent surge in violence that includes killings, harassment and intimidation of civil society activists, trade union leaders and lawyers representing victims.

Colombia: UN agencies hand out emergency food to isolated indigenous groups

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have started distributing emergency aid to several indigenous communities in east-central Colombia living in an isolated area being disputed by Government forces and irregular armed groups.

Colombia and UN refugee agency to sign deal to protect land rights of displaced

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Colombian Government are signing an agreement today to protect the property rights of the South American country’s vast population of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Ecuador starts action at UN World Court against aerial spraying by Colombia

Ecuador is taking Colombia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, in a dispute between the two South American countries over the alleged aerial spraying of toxic herbicides around their common border.