Environmental Degradation: The Side Effect Of The Peace Agreement In Colombia

After several years of peace talks, in November last year Colombian government and the guerrilla FARC-EP reached an agreement to put an end to the oldest conflict in the American continent. One of the consequences of the signature of the peace deal is the transformation of ‘FARC-EP’ from an armed […]

Columbia Gives Amnesty To FARC Members

This past week marked another major push toward the resolution of violence between the Colombian government and the leftist rebel group The Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC). On July 11, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a third and final decree of amnesty for minor crimes FARC soldiers committed, implementing a […]

Colombia Witnesses A New Wave Of Violence Almost A Year After Signing Historic Peace Deal

In September 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), the country’s largest guerrilla force, signed a historic peace agreement, with President Juan Manuel Santos declaring that “we don’t accept violence as the means of defending ideas.” However, hopes of lasting stability have waned in recent months as […]

FARC Is No Longer An Armed Group

On June 26, 2017, FARC completed the disarmament process, in compliance with the timeline agreed with the Colombian Government. The United Nation Mission in Colombia certified the storage of 7,132 arms, the entirety of FARC’S registered individual weapons, only excluding those that “under the Road Map” will be used for […]

Columbian Women Play A Central Role In The Peace Process

The recent Colombian peace agreement, which was signed in 2016, brought about the end of a civil conflict which has ravaged the country since the 1960s. The conflict between left-wing guerrilla groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (NLA) has resulted in […]

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 […]