Colombia

News in Brief 19 April 2018

  • Reduction in political violence across Colombia a ‘substantial change’: UN Mission chief
  • ‘There is no military solution’ in South Sudan: senior UN Peacekeeping official
  • UN chief mourns ‘absolutely unacceptable’ loss of 140 colleagues
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Flow of Venezuelans across border now 'a humanitarian disaster': WFP chief

The outflow of Venezuelans into neighbouring countries such as Colombia, constitutes a “humanitarian disaster”, said the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 15 January 2018

Security Council makes unannounced visit to support Afghan peace efforts

The Security Council carried out an unannounced three-day visit to Afghanistan over the weekend, to lend support to the country’s efforts to restore “peace and stability”.

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News in Brief 10 January 2018

“Diligent” support needed to reintegrate former rebels in Colombia

Former rebel fighters in Colombia need “diligent and thorough” support from the UN and all parties with a stake in the country’s ongoing peace process.

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Colombia: Reintegrating 14,000 ex-combatants remains a challenge, Security Council told

Colombia's peace efforts remain challenged by the task of reintegrating 14,000 former rebel combatants, the top United Nations official in the country said Wednesday as he also reported to the Security Council that the UN will 'closely follow' reports of a just-broken ceasefire between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian Government.

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.