Colombia


Peace In Colombia Is More Than A Signed Agreement: With Financial Support, It Offers The Opportunity To Address Underlying Inequalities

Many Colombians have never lived a day of peace. The internal armed conflict between the guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the government and paramilitaries was driven by inequality, drug-trafficking, and territory control lasting over fifty years. Every generation was affected. More than 220,000 people died and […]


UN Security Council Visits Colombia To Observe The Advances Of The Peace Agreement

On May 5th 2017, the United Nations Security Council sent a 15-man delegation led by the Uruguayan Ambassador, Elbio Rosselli, to Colombia to witness the implementation of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the former rebel group, FARC-EP. The purpose of the visit was to express the support […]


With A Soldier Dead And Families Fleeing, Colombia’s Peace Process Is Far From Over

Following the recent peace treaty between Colombia’s government and the FARC rebels, the murder of a Colombian soldier by a splinter FARC faction, as well as the ongoing displacement of civilians by armed gangs filling the power vacuum left behind by the disarmed FARC highlights that there is still a […]


Colombia’s FARC Deal “Working,” But Still Leaves Room for Improvement

Colombia’s historic deal with the FARC rebels, signed last November and initiated earlier this month, means big changes are afoot for human rights and political stability in the country. Although the Red Cross maintains that the peace accord has been effective, the humanitarian organization is calling for more concerted efforts […]