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Security Council hails ‘remarkable achievements’ one year after Colombian peace accord

The Security Council on Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the signing and entry-into-force of the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP).

News in Brief 17 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Famine may be happening “right now” in Yemen, warns UN aid agency

Famine may be happening “right now” in Yemen, the UN said on Friday, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day.

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In Colombia, UN political chief urges parties to ‘stay the course’ set out in peace accord

More must be done to ensure that the remarkable gains of the first phase of Colombia’s peace process are maintained, the top United Nations political official has said, wrapping up a visit to the country with an appeal to all Colombians to rally behind the accord, especially to ensure that former combatants are reintegrated into civilian life.

Security Council authorizes UN Mission to verify truce between Colombian Government and ELN

Acting unanimously, the United Nations Security Council today expanded the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, tasking it to monitor a temporary bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) armed group.

Colombia: New UN Mission begins operation; focus on reintegrating ex-fighters

The second post-conflict United Nations mission in Colombia has started its operations, succeeding the UN entity which was mandated to verify the implementation agreement between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) concerning the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities, and laying down of arms.

News in Brief 26 September 2017 (PM)

UN needs to add more “substance” to South Sudan peace effort: Mission chief

The UN needs to add more “substance” to help end South Sudan’s brutal civil war and fulfil the promise of peace for the world’s youngest country.

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At UN, Colombian President says successful peace process could serve as model for others

In his final address to the United Nations General Assembly as President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos delivered a message of peace and highlighted the results of the agreement reached between his Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), which he described as a model for the rest of the world.

Security Council approves mandate, operations and size of UN Verification Mission in Colombia

The Security Council today approved the Secretary-General António Guterres' recommendations regarding the size, operational aspects and mandate of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia.

New mission in Colombia ready to boost confidence for stable peace, says UN envoy

As the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia prepares to begin its activities, its chief expressed the hope today that, with the support of the Security Council, the new operation should be able to strengthen the country’s confidence for a stable peace.

Colombia: UN welcomes ceasefire pact between Government and ELN rebels

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed the announcement by the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) of a temporary bilateral cease-fire from 1 October 2017 to 12 January 2018.