Colombia

News in Brief 16 August 2017 (PM)

UN mission concludes Colombia arms removal process

The process of extracting arms and scrap ammunition from rebel camps in Colombia has been completed, the UN mission in the country has reported.

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UN observers conclude FARC-EP arms removal process in Colombia

More than 8,000 weapons and over one million burned cartridges were transported to a central warehouse in Colombia as the United Nations political mission in the country concluded the process of the laying down of individual weapons of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) combatants.

News in Brief 07 August 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Colombia ambushed, one police officer injured

The UN Mission in Colombia has confirmed that a team containing UN observers was ambushed over the weekend, while extracting explosives.

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Colombia: UN-backed team ambushed; one wounded in attack

A team from the United Nations Mission in Colombia was ambushed on Sunday while working to uncover explosives left by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) in the Caloto municipality in the south-west of the country.

Multilingual contest inspires UK student’s fight for gender equality

The opportunity to deliver a speech in French on gender equality to the UN General Assembly has cemented a young British student’s decision to push for more women’s representation in UK politics.

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Colombia: Security Council authorizes UN mission to monitor reintegration of FARC-EP

The Security Council today decided to establish a new United Nations political mission in Colombia that will succeed the current one and will shift from monitoring the disarmament of former combatants to verifying their political, economic and social reintegration.

Colombia: With arms laid down, focus now on reintegration, UN envoy tells Security Council

Highlighting progress in the Colombian peace process, especially the completion of the laying down of arms by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP), the United Nations envoy for the country has called for shifting the momentum to other aspects of the historic peace deal.

News in Brief 28 June 2017 (AM)

Berlin meeting focuses on development and economic benefits of migration

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Colombia: UN mission collects nearly all remaining weapons from FARC-EP

The peace effort in Colombia today reached a milestone, with nearly all of the remaining number of weapons held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) turned over to the United Nations for registering and storing.

News in Brief 21 June 2017 (PM)

UNAMA “doing all it can to contain political tensions” in Afghanistan

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