peace process

Five Years

23 November 2021. The Spectator 24 November marks five years since the signing of a peace agreement that has so far saved 6,400 lives. The Peace Agreement made the impossible possible, disarmed the world’s oldest guerrilla group and brought us…

Colombia: UN Secretary General to attend commemoration of signing of peace agreement

The United Nations Secretary-General will visit Colombia from 23-24 November to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the historic 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP. Antonio Guterres is scheduled to meet…

When will there be a peaceful Yom Kippur or Eid al-Adha for Palestinians and Israelis?

When will there be a reconciliation between one and the other? When will there be a Yom Kippur יום כיפור of Palestinians and Israelis? That would truly make Israel strong. Yom Kippur is, for Jews, the holiest day on the…

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

As forced displacement tops 79.5 million, Filippo Grandi urges UN Security Council to use its authority seek peace and inclusion for the displaced. By Tim Gaynor Ending conflicts around the world that are driving unprecedented global displacement is not just a…

Face 2 Face with Martha Hauze

On this show we speak with Martha Hauze, founding member of Movement for the Peace in Colombia, about the present situation of the ongoing peace process there and the challenges facing the country during this very complicated socio-political moment. Social…

Face 2 Face with Gabriel Rudas

On this show we speak with Gabriel Rudas who reports from Colombia about the presidential elections, the peace process, the rise of a new alternative movement, and the challenges facing the anti-corruption referendum.

Colombia marches for life and for Peace

By Diana Hernández (translation Pressenza London) On Tuesday, August 7, the right-wing and Uribe presidency of Colombia was assumed by Iván Duque, in the midst of a wave of murders of social and union leaders that has been taking place…

What does the (s)election of Ivan Duque in Colombia mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

The historical perspective Exactly one hundred years ago, Marco Fidel Suarez took over the presidency of Colombia and coined the foreign policy guidelines called Respice Polum (“Let’s look at the pole” or “towards the North”) or the Suarez Doctrine. Since…

Colombia struggles to build trust in the state as peace process rumbles on

Gwen Burnyeat, UCL for The Conversation In the Colombian peace plebiscite of 2016, 50.2% of voters rejected the Havana Accords signed between the government and the FARC guerrilla movement. This they did after a sensationalist No campaign exploited a lack…

Mixed responses to the Nobel Peace Prize given to Colombian President

Many are outraged that this year’s Nobel Peace Price went to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Others thought it is a good idea that will support the continuation of the Peace process in spite of the NO vote. Here are…

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