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The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/73/907–S/2019/509) issued on 20 June 2019.

Photo: UNICEF

The new Government took office in August 2018 and while the President affirmed his commitment to implementing the peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia–People’s Army (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo) (FARC-EP), he also reiterated intentions to secure a consensual modification to certain controversial parts of the Agreement.

Limited implementation of the peace agreement in some regions led to
frustrations among communities, and in some cases, to the strengthening of non-State armed groups in former FARC-EP areas, thus exposing children to grave violations.

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Children Recruited and Used
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Killing and Maiming
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Rape and other forms of sexual violence
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Abduction
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Attacks on Schools
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Denial of Humanitarian Access

2018 Verified Figures

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