UN Secretary General presents report on violence in Colombia

The document will contain an evaluation of the situation in that country, highlighting the violence and non-compliance with the Peace Agreement.

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, will circulate this Monday among the members of the Security Council the report on the mission of the multilateral organization in Colombia, its challenges in recent months and perspectives.

As that 15-member body officially ended its sessions for this year on December 22, the meeting to debate that report was scheduled for January 21, 2021, according to the schedule posted at the United Nations headquarters.

As the highest representative of the UN warned in his previous report on the subject, the persistent insecurity in Colombia continues as one of the main vulnerabilities for the peace process.

According to the head of the United Nations mission in that South American country, Carlos Ruiz, the Covid-19 pandemic made the already complex scenario of the peace process more difficult.

In recent months, he indicated in his most recent briefing at the Security Council in October, many ex-combatants and their families suffer the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic, and even more are the challenges faced by former guerrillas outside the former areas. territorial training and reintegration.

In fact, in many of the areas most affected by the conflict in Colombia, violence continues and there are massacres and murders, reported Ruiz Massieu.

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