Insights: Colombia

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    Colombia: Mission Mandate Renewal

    On Thursday (12 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia until 25 September 2020. The draft, which was prepared by the UK, was put under silence over...

    posted on WED 11 SEP 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to the Cauca Department

    On Saturday (13 July), the Security Council delegation travelled to Cauca, Colombia’s department with the highest number of killings of former combatants and social leaders.  The municipality of Caldono in the Cauca Department hosts one of the 24 Territorial Areas for...

    posted on SUN 14 JUL 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Bogotá

    Friday (12 July) was packed with back-to-back meetings with interlocutors involved, in different ways, in the implementation of the peace agreement signed in 2016 between the government of Colombia and the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People’s Army (FARC-EP). The...

    posted on SAT 13 JUL 2019
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    Security Council Visiting Mission to Colombia

    Members of the Security Council left this afternoon (11 July) for a visiting mission to Colombia. The 11-14 July mission is co-led by Peru, the July president, and the U.K., Council penholder on Colombia. The overarching purpose of the visit...

    posted on THU 11 JUL 2019
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (23 January), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Carlos Ruiz Massieu, the newly-appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The meeting will be chaired by Miguel Vargas, the Foreign...

    posted on TUE 22 JAN 2019
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    Colombia: Mission Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (13 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing until 25 September 2019 the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The draft, which was prepared by the UK, passed silence procedure this morning and...

    posted on WED 12 SEP 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations ahead of the Change of Government

    Tomorrow (26 July), the Security Council will receive a briefing from Jean Arnault, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The Vice President of Colombia, Óscar Naranjo, is also expected to speak....

    posted on WED 25 JUL 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (19 April), the Security Council is expected to receive a briefing on the situation in Colombia by Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault. The Foreign Minister of Colombia, María...

    posted on WED 18 APR 2018
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    Colombia: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (10 January), the Security Council will receive a briefing on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia and the situation in the country from Special Representative Jean Arnault. The briefing will be followed by consultations. The discussion will largely focus...

    posted on TUE 9 JAN 2018
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    Colombia: Resolution Authorising New Tasks for the UN Verification Mission and Presidential Statement

    Today (5 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution expanding the mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The resolution tasks the mission to monitor the bilateral and temporary ceasefire agreed by the government of Colombia...

    posted on THU 5 OCT 2017
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    Colombia: Adoption of a Resolution

    Tomorrow (14 September), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution approving the Secretary-General’s recommendations regarding the size, operational aspects and mandate of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The draft was circulated by the penholder, the UK, on...

    posted on WED 13 SEP 2017
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    Colombia: Adoption of a Resolution Authorising a New Mission

    On (Monday) 10 July, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution authorising the UN Verification Mission in Colombia (the Verification Mission), a successor mission to the current UN Mission in Colombia. The draft was discussed during consultations on...

    posted on FRI 7 JUL 2017
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    Colombia Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 June), the Council is expected to receive a briefing from Jean Arnault, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in Colombia, followed by consultations. Arnault is expected to brief Council members on the...

    posted on THU 29 JUN 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Visit to a Regrouping Zone and Local Team Site

    On Friday (5 May), Council members visited the Transitional Local Zone for Normalization of “La Reforma”, in the Department of Meta in Colombia. This is one of the 26 locations (zones and points) where the members of the Fuerzas Armadas...

    posted on SAT 6 MAY 2017
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    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Meetings in Bogotá, Colombia

    BOGOTÁ. On Thursday (4 May) Council members, who landed in Colombia the night before, had a busy day in Bogotá, which included meetings with President Juan Manuel Santos and his cabinet, members of Congress, representatives of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias...

    posted on FRI 5 MAY 2017