Colombia Visit: Witnessing Peace Progress & Challenges

Source The United Nations



Media – In June 2023, representatives from 18 UN Member States visited Colombia. The purpose of the visit, organized by the Department of Political Affairs and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, was to learn first-hand about the progress and challenges in the 2016 Final Peace Agreement implementation, including the reintegration of former combatants into civilian life.

The delegates met with institutions responsible for implementing the Peace Agreement, civil society representatives, women’s platforms, and leaders from two former territorial training and reincorporation spaces (TATR) in Antioquia and Cesar.

They also visited the sites of various peace accord income-generating projects in the Cesar and Antioquia departments.

Carolina Vargas, a TATR leader in Tierra Grata, Cesar department, expressed her thoughts after meeting the delegation, stating, “The presence of donor representatives signifies their attention to the issue of reintegration in our territories, and this brings benefits to the signatories, our families, neighboring communities, and the victims.”

The visiting delegates represented the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Belgium, Slovakia, Japan, Turkey, Malta, Ireland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Italy, and the Republic of Korea.

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