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Colombia: Children still ‘used and abused’ despite historic peace accord

New York: Despite a steady decrease in grave violations against children in Colombia since the signing of the 2016 Peace Agreement between the Government and FARC rebels, youngsters there continue to suffer from the impact of hostilities, according to a new UN report published on Wednesday.

Colombia: Security officials capture most wanted drug lord Otoniel

Bogota: Colombian security officials have arrested the country's most wanted drug trafficker.

Colombians cling tenaciously to peace gains, Security Council hears

New York: Five years after an historic Peace Agreement was reached in Colombia, the process continues to show the benefits of ending the conflict through negotiation and keeping victims at the heart of the discussion moving forward. 

Colombia calls for global financial consensus to avert COVID debt crisis

New York: The President of Colombia on Tuesday warned that many developing countries have increased their fiscal deficit to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, putting at risk their financial capacity to act on other priorities, such as climate change.

Colombia peace process at critical juncture: UN envoy

New York: Events that were previously unthinkable in Colombia have been made possible through the historic 2016 peace agreement, the UN envoy for the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Colombia: UN rights chief calls for an end to all forms of violence in Cali

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet voiced her “deep concern” at recent events in the Colombian city of Cali that include reports of several deaths and violence.

Rights experts call for probe into violent crackdown on Colombia protests

New York: Independent human rights experts appointed by the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS) have called for the Colombian Government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the violent crackdown on recent peaceful protests in the country. 

UN chief welcomes Colombia’s ‘act of solidarity’ with 1.7 million Venezuelans

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General, on Monday, applauded the announcement by the President of Colombia that the country will provide temporary protection to all Venezuelans in its territory.

UN chief welcomes Colombia’s ‘act of solidarity’ with 1.7 million Venezuelans

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General, on Monday, applauded the announcement by the President of Colombia that the country will provide temporary protection to all Venezuelans on its territory.

UN documents 375 killings in Colombia in 2020, urges Government action

New York: The United Nations has recorded the deaths of 255 people in 66 massacres in Colombia this year, as well as the killing of 120 human rights defenders, the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Tuesday.  

Women the ‘driving force’ for peacebuilding in Colombia: Deputy UN chief

New York: The UN deputy chief has underscored the importance of the full and comprehensive implementation of Colombia's historic 2016 peace agreement, to enable sustainable and resilient communities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Colombian police arrest former FARC member who resumed criminal activity - President

Buenos Aires/Sputnik: The Colombian police have caught a former member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), said to have continued engaging in criminal activities even after the group's disarmament, President Ivan Duque said.

Colombia: Security Council hears of ‘epidemic of violence’ against civil society and ex-combatants

While political actors in Colombia are uniting to confront COVID-19, they must also work together to fight “the epidemic of violence” against civil society leaders, human rights defenders and former combatants, the head of the UN mission in the country said on Tuesday during a Security Council meeting held by videoconference.

Eleven killed, 4 injured in Colombia's coal mine explosion

Mexico City,/UNI: A methane explosion at a coal mine in the central Colombian department of Cundinamarca damaged three nearby mines and caused the collapse of one of them, resulting in 11 deaths.

Car explosion on highway in western Colombia kills 7, injures 11: Local Army Chief

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: At least seven people have died, and 11 others were injured as a result of a car explosion in western Colombia, Major General Jorge Isaacs Hoyos Rojas, a local army commander, said on Tuesday.