Ban appoints Colombian to head UN-backed commission to tackle impunity in Guatemala

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Iván Velásquez Gómez of Colombia to head the United Nations-backed commission charged with dismantling illegal armed groups and tackling impunity in Guatemala.

International community must help Colombia recover from decades of conflict – UN official

Calling on the international community to help Colombia build on the “huge progress” made in recent years, a senior United Nations official today urged providing continued support to ensure the Latin American country fully recovers from decades of conflict.

Condemning murder of Colombian radio journalist, UNESCO chief urges investigation

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the death of Colombian radio journalist gunned down on his way to work.