11 May 2021 - Mandate Expanded to Include Monitoring Compliance with Sentences Issued by Special Judicial Body for Crimes Committed during 50-year Conflict
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia until 31 October and expanded it to include monitoring implementation of the sentences handed down by a special judicial body established under the 2016 peace agreement between the Government and a rebel group.
21 Apr 2021 - Statement by Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative ofthe Secretary-General for Colombia
Security Council meeting, 21 April 2021
Thank you for the opportunity to present to you and the Council the latest report of the Secretary-General on Colombia, and brief the Council on important developments since the issuance of the report.
06 Apr 2021 - Bogota, 6 April 2021. - In the latest report on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, which covers the period from 28 December 2020 to 26 March 2021, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, highlights the importance of consolidating the progress of the Peace Agreement during this fifth year of implementation.
26 Mar 2021 - Bogotá, 26 March 2021. The United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia condemns the car bomb attack outside the Mayor's offices in Corinto, Cauca, which left dozens of people injured, including municipal officials and community members.
The Mission rejects this and all of the recent violence which has taken place in Cauca department and other regions of the country.
21 Jan 2021 - Mr. President:
Thank you also for the opportunity to present the Secretary-General’s latest report on Colombia, and to brief also the Council on developments since the issuance of the report. I welcome the participation of Foreign Minister Claudia Blum and once again thank her for her support to the Verification Mission.
Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Council:
14 Oct 2020 - Statement by Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Special Representative of the Secretary-GeneralUnited Nations Security Council meeting on Colombia
14 October 2020
Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Council,
04 Aug 2020 -
Bogotá, 4 August 2020. Today, at the headquarters of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, the Special Representative and Head of the Mission, Carlos Ruiz Massieu, along with national and international officials, paid tribute to the memory and work of Mario Paciolla, a Mission volunteer who died last 15 July in San Vicente del Caguán, Caquetá.
04 Aug 2020 -
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.
In response to questions asked at the noon briefing, the Spokesperson has the following to say:
We are deeply saddened by the death of our colleague in Colombia, Mr. Mario Paciolla, and we reiterate the expressions of condolences that have been extended to his family and the Government of Italy, as well as our gratitude for his service to the Verification Mission and the cause of peace in Colombia.