Crew from UN Mission in Colombia attacked, autos torched

In a statement, the mission condemned the assault suffered by its native crew in Puerto Nuevo, Guaviare, when it was finishing up a joint mission with the UN Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and a non-governmental group. 

The joint mission, made up of three autos, was heading to the agricultural space of Guayabero to satisfy with communities within the space, after they have been approached by armed people who made them get out of the autos.

Two of the three autos have been incinerated a couple of minutes later on the scene. 

Bogotá, Colombia’s capital.

Bogotá, Colombia’s capital., by Unsplash/Claus Pacheco

The UN Mission reiterated its concern over persevering with acts of violence in so-called precedence areas for the implementation of the 2016 Peace Settlement with FARC rebels, and condemned any makes an attempt to intimidate UN and humanitarian employees, by armed teams. 

The UN will proceed to assist Colombians of their efforts to consolidate peace within the nation, the mission mentioned.

Safety Council

On Thursday, the Security Council reiterated its full and unanimous assist for the peace course of in Colombia.

In a statement, the Council Members highlighted the fifth anniversary of the Remaining Peace Settlement, celebrated in November of final 12 months. 

They echoed the Secretary-Normal’s statement, when visiting the nation in the course of the anniversary, that “historic progress” was “taking root” but in addition that “formidable challenges” stay. 

The members additionally welcomed the way in which through which the anniversary “led to renewed focus by all events on the necessity to consolidate this progress and deal with these challenges.”

As Colombia prepares for congressional and presidential elections, the Council careworn the significance of taking the required steps to make sure protected, peaceable and inclusive participation, together with the complete, equal and significant participation of ladies. 

In addition they reiterated their concern relating to the persistent threats, assaults and killings focusing on former FARC-EP members, in addition to neighborhood and social leaders, together with girls and people from indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.

A woman paints a mural for Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia.

© UNMVC/Jennifer Moreno

A lady paints a mural for Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia.


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