Colombians cling tenaciously to peace beneficial properties, Safety Council hears



That was the primary message from the Particular Consultant and head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, Carlos Ruiz Massieu, delivered to ambassadors on the Security Council on Thursday.  

For him, the primary former battle zone totally cleared of landmines, and the extension of the Fact Fee, are examples of this success.  

Mr. Massieu was briefing the Council on the Secretary-General’s Quarterly Report in regards to the scenario within the Latin American nation.  

“Because the Secretary-Basic has mentioned, this is a chance to replicate on what now we have achieved as nicely on what we’re lacking, and renew the commitments to persevere, day-to-day, to consolidate peace”, he mentioned.  

Work in progress 

For the Particular Consultant, engaging in these objectives will rely, to a big extent, on the capability of all events to fulfil the commitments they made 5 years in the past. 

Mr. Massieu highlighted the management capabilities of ex-combatant ladies and feminine social leaders, saying their “full participation and the utility of a gender strategy, is a needed situation for the consolidation of peace.” 

Regardless of these developments, the Particular Consultant expressed concern that some of the primary priorities are those in biggest jeopardy. 

Noting that Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities are probably the most affected, he argued that “this requires pressing and simultaneous implementation of all the safety ensures supplied within the peace settlement.” 

Addressing the necessity to develop alternate options to illicit economies, he mentioned “the long-term success of preliminary investments is contingent upon the Settlement’s promise of reshaping rural Colombia.” For him, this solely occurs “by creating sustainable growth alternatives, State companies and establishments for communities whose expectations stay unfulfilled.” 

Mr. Massieu concluded saying that, throughout these 5 years, the world has “seen the tenacity of the Colombian society to finish its transition to peace.” 

“As we embark on a key stage within the consolidation of the method, I thank the Council for its confidence, a necessary supply of help for Colombia”, he added.  


Within the report, the Secretary-Basic underscores some “daunting challenges and threat components” the nation nonetheless faces, particularly persevering with violence in a number of areas. 

Within the interval coated by the report, 26 June to 24 September 2021, the UN registered the killings of 14 FARC-EP former combatants (all males), bringing the entire to 292 (9 ladies) because the signing of the Settlement. 

As well as, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights obtained data on the killings of 43 human rights defenders, for a complete of 158 killed in 2021. Moreover, 11 massacres had been documented, accounting for some 38 fatalities.




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