UN security council visits Colombia as peace worries mount

Research from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies was featured in a July 12 Associated Press article on the UN Security Council’s visit to Colombia.

According to the article, the UN Security Council is meeting with Colombian leaders to discuss the future of the country’s 2016 peace accords, which ended a decades-long conflict between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Despite the historic agreement, the country remains fraught with violence. Many areas remain under the control of the control of paramilitary groups, and targeted attacks against social activists are on the rise.

The article cited an April report from the Kroc Institute, which found the Colombian government has yet to implement 31% of the accord’s peacemaking provisions.

Nonetheless, Colombia is implementing its policy at a rate “comparable to other successful peace processes,” the report said.

Originally published on apnews.com on July 12, 2019.

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