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Colombia: ‘Renewed hope’ for combining peace says Guterres

That pact ended decades of turmoil with FARC, but did not include other dissent factions, who failed to demobilize due to the peace agreement. In the tweet on Sunday, Mister. Massieu welcomed President Petro’s announcement, saying the UN supported “all efforts” to lessen violence, that would protect vulnerable communities still affected by turmoil, and help build a long lasting peace. “I am certainly confident that Colombia can demonstrate to the world, once more, that there is no better option to ending conflicts than via dialogue”, he told ambassadors. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Creating confidence

He said there would be the “national and international verification mechanism” to monitor and ensure the newest ceasefire agreement. President Gustavo Petro Urrego of Colombia addresses the general debate from the UN General Assembly’s 77th session.

President Gustavo Petro Urrego of Colombia addresses the general debate of the UN General Assembly’s 77th session.
“The Secretary-General  trusts  that adherence to commitments will reduce assault and the suffering of conflict-affected communities”, said the statement from  António Guterres ,   “while assisting to build confidence in ongoing dialogues. ”
The Secretary-General also reaffirmed “the support from the United Nations  to Colombia’s efforts to achieve full  plus lasting peace. ”

The breakthrough was announced on 1 January by the first-ever leftist president of the South American nation, Gustavo Petro, whom tweeted that he was seeking “total peace”, in the gentle of continuing violence, following a historic UN-supported peace deal with the leadership of the Innovative Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) militant group in 2016.

‘No better alternative’

Despite the demobilization of FARC fighters and entry into democratic national politics in 2017, news reviews suggest around 10, 1000 militants from other armed groupings, have continued to be locked in deadly disputes, destabilizing the entire country. President Petro – a former digital rebel fighter himself who has been in democratic politics since the early 1990s – was chosen to the presidency last 06, pledging to kickstart discussions to make the comprehensive peace deal a reality. The top of the EL Verification Mission in Colombia , Carlos Ruiz Massieu,   told the Security Council in October   that expectations had been running high that progress could be made. The ELN, leading the last recognized insurgency in the land, according to reports, has been negotiating using the Government since November. It announced a short-term unilateral ceasefire in mid-December. Leader Petro said that the zwei staaten betreffend ceasefire deal, including ELN rebels, the Second Marquetalia, the Central General Staff, the AGC group and the Personal Defence Forces of the Sierra Nevada, would run pertaining to six months, through to the end of the June, with the possibility of increasing it “depending on progress”. He also welcomed the Government’s commitment to bolstering the Comprehensive System intended for Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition, and its support for that mechanism established for checking out missing persons.


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