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Colombia: Inclusion of Child Protection Provisions in Peace Process Contributed to Decrease in Violations Against Children

The implementation of the Final Agreement for Ending the Conflict and Building a Stable and Lasting Peace between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP which contained important child protection provisions contributed to a significant decrease in violations against children, highlighted the fourth report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) in Colombia. Covering [...]

2020-01-27T10:12:35-05:00Monday, 27 January 2020|

Colombia: Government and United Nations Cooperate on Recruitment Prevention and Protection of Children in Armed Conflict.

  JOINT COMMUNIQUE Colombia: The Government and the United Nations Cooperate to Build Upon Lessons Learned and Good Practices from Across the World in Relation to Recruitment Prevention and Protection of Children in Armed Conflict. Bogota, Colombia – Participants at an event held in Bogota this week called for continued and strengthened collaboration on the prevention [...]

2018-12-17T12:04:34-05:00Friday, 4 May 2018|

Colombia: Reintegration of released children should be everyone’s priority

The implementation of the child protection measures included in the Colombian Peace Agreement between the Government and the FARC-EP is encouraging and lessons can be drawn from that process said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, following a two-day visit in Colombia where she met Government [...]

2018-12-17T12:05:14-05:00Monday, 27 November 2017|

Colombia: UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Welcomes the Planned Separation of Children Associated with the FARC-EP

New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, welcomes the announcement by the Government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) that they will begin the separation and reintegration of all children under 18 associated with the FARC-EP on 10 September. “I am [...]

2018-12-17T12:13:27-05:00Thursday, 8 September 2016|

Colombia: agreement to reintegrate children from FARC welcomed by Leila Zerrougui

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui (right) delivers remarks in Havana, Cuba, at the signing of an Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP on the Separation and Reintegration of Children. Photo: UN Office for Children and Armed Conflict

2018-12-17T12:15:52-05:00Monday, 16 May 2016|