UN agency welcomes selection of two female negotiators for Colombia’s peace talks

The United Nations entity tasked with advancing gender equality today applauded the appointment of two women to the team negotiating between Colombian authorities and the rebel group known as the FARC.

Colombia: UN chief congratulates negotiating parties on peace agreement

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Colombia following an announcement that negotiating parties in Havana, Cuba, reached an agreement on the issue of political participation in the South American country.

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.

Human rights central to Colombia's peace process, UN official stresses during visit

Respect for human rights will be critical as Colombia transitions from conflict to peace, a top United Nations official stressed, noting in particular that the rights of victims must be at the centre of the Government's negotiations with rebel groups.

Colombia: Ban welcomes agreement between government and FARC

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the announcement that the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) have reached an agreement on rural development.