“Building trust is fundamental”, says UN Mission Chief of Staff

The Second United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia started operations on 26 September. PBI talked about it to the Chief of Staff of the UN Mission, Raul Rosende. Raul Rosende is Uruguayan and has led humanitarian and peacekeeping missions in Yemen, Syria and Jerusalem. During the first Mission he was in charge of verifying the ceasefire, cessation of hostilities and disarmament, agreed as part of the Final Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC. Continue reading “Building trust is fundamental”, says UN Mission Chief of Staff

Threats and attacks overshadow the second mandate of the UN Verification Mission which starts today

The United Nations Second Verification Mission in Colombia starts operating today, 26 September.[1] Several reports in July and August warned of how shifts in regional power structures, armed groups and economies have resulted in threats, murders and forced displacement in different parts of the country; these incidents have exposed the risks that overshadow the Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC. Continue reading Threats and attacks overshadow the second mandate of the UN Verification Mission which starts today

The list of magistrates for the JEP has been published

The Selection Committee has just published the names of the 51 magistrates that will make up the courts in the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) that will judge events and cases within the framework of the armed conflict. Continue reading The list of magistrates for the JEP has been published

Enrique Chimonja, human rights defender who loves his land

Enrique Chimonja Coy (Kike) is a finalist for the National Human Rights Prize, Diakonia 2017 for his valuable work in peacebuilding and supporting grass-roots organisations, particularly during the year 2016. His work is concentrated in restorative and reparative memory exercises which hope to support reconciliation processes in the territories where he works. Continue reading Enrique Chimonja, human rights defender who loves his land

making space for peace