Colombia

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The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/865–S/2018/465) issued on 16 May 2018.

Photo: UNICEF

The year 2017 was marked by the implementation of the peace agreement between the Government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP). The agreement ended a five-decade-long conflict between these parties and presented a unique opportunity to enhance the protection of children. However, new dynamics of violence involving other armed groups emerged in areas vacated by FARC-EP, resulting in continued child protection challenges.

2017 Verified Figures

0
Children Recruited and Used
0
Killing and Maiming
0
Rape and other forms of sexual violence
0
Abduction
0
Attacks on Hospitals
0
Denial of Humanitarian Access

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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