Colombia

UN in Colombia strongly condemns attack on shopping centre in Bogota

United Nations entities based in Colombia have strongly condemned Saturday's terrorist attack at a shopping centre in the capital, Bogota, and underscored that they “remain determined” to support the country and its peace process.

News in Brief 8 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief welcomes arms turn-over in Colombia

Recent progress in the implementation of the peace deal in Colombia is being welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.

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Welcoming progress in arms laydown in Colombia, UN chief reiterates support to peace process

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today that he has been “encouraged” by the progress in Colombian peace process and called on the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) to continue to implement their respective commitments under the accord.

UN will work with Colombian Government and FARC-EP on extended weapons hand-in deadline

The United Nations Mission in Colombia has said that it will comply with new deadlines agreed between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) for a weapon hand-in, now set for June 20.

Security Council welcomes commitment of Colombian Government and FARC-EP to peace process

The opposition in Colombia has begun to lay down arms, a move welcomed today by the United Nations Security Council which recently visited the country to see the peace efforts first-hand.

In Colombia's central Meta region, Security Council witnesses first-hand progress on peace deal

While touring the Amazon region of Colombia where one of the monitoring mechanism facilities was set up under a historic peace agreement, a delegation from the United Nations Security Council met today with members of La Referma community, as well as Government representatives and FARC-EP members.

In Bogota, Security Council pledges support to Colombia’s efforts to implement peace process

In Colombia to acknowledge and witness first-hand both the progress and the challenges of carrying out the aims of a hard-won peace deal, a delegation from the United Nations Security Council today met President Juan Manuel Santos and applauded the country as an example for overcoming difficulties and setbacks to bring to an end more than a half a century of conflict.

News in Brief 3 May 2017 (AM)

Security Council demonstrates “commitment” to UN Mission in Colombia

The UN Security Council has embarked on an official visit to Colombia to “demonstrate its commitment” to the special UN Mission established there in support of the peace process.

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News in Brief 7 April 2017 (PM)

‘Violent attack’ in Stockholm condemned by the UN chief

The UN has strongly condemned the “violent attack” that took place in the Swedish capital of Stockholm on Friday.

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UN agencies in Colombia stepping up response efforts in aftermath of devastating landslides

Responding to the devastating landslides in Colombia's Mocoa municipality that have claimed at least 300 lives, left more than 370 missing, and destroyed hospitals and infrastructure, United Nations relief agencies have stepped up their response to alleviate humanitarian suffering among the affected people.